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Peas

Snow Peas With Shiitake Mushrooms
 
Oyster sauce can be found at any Asian grocery and can often be found in supermarkets. Don’t buy the cheapest one you can find. It might taste like a mud puddle. A good one has a very distinct richness and really adds character to this dish. You also can leave it out of this recipe if desired. I might object, but I likely won’t be in your kitchen.
 
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Potato

Packet-Steamed New Potatoes With Herbs
 
This recipe is very good with any small or fingerling potato variety. Feel free to substitute any available fresh herb.
 
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Ramps

Poached Ramps With Mustard Vinaigrette
 
This is my favorite ramp recipe. I serve them chilled as a simple side with sandwiches or a light soup.
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Rhubarb

Braised Rhubarb and Tarragon
 
The tarragon adds just enough savory taste to make this sweet rhubarb braise into a wonderful side for pork or grilled salmon.
 
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Salsify

Salsify Horseradish Mash
 
As an alternative to mashed potatoes, this would be perfect alongside a peppered tuna steak.
 
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