In East Asia, Pteridium aquilinum (fernbrake or bracken fiddleheads) is eaten as a vegetable. In Korea, a typical banchan (small side dish) is GoSaRi-NaMul (고사리나물) that consists of prepared fernbrake that has been sauteed. It is a component of the popular dish BiBimBap.
Side-dish, Ingredient for soup, For BiBimBap
Dried one: Keep in the cabinet.
Soft one: Keep in the refrigerator.
- How to use:
If you get dried Fernbrake, soak it in water at least one night before you use it for cooking. This will get rid of the small bitter flavor, and become soft to eat. Wash it well, and boil it for some time before using it as an ingredient. You can also buy fernbrake that is already soaked in water and read to cook. Just wash it and use it for cooking.
Short Korean Lesson
- MalLin (말린) = Dried
- GoSaRi (고사리) = Fernbrake