Letters D E F Alphabet of Vegetables

DAIKON EDAMAME EGGPLANT ENDIVE FENNEL FIDDLEHEAD FERN

Daikon
Also called Asian Radish, Chinese Turnip & Japanese Radish

THE BASICS
[DI-kuhn, DI-kon] From the Japanese words dai (large) and kon (root), this vegetable is actually a large Asian radish. While the skin can be either creamy white or black, its flesh is crisp, juicy and white with a sweet, fresh flavor.

Daikon in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Carrot & Daikon Refrigerator Pickle 15min/24hrs - WW0 - NetCarb9
Daikon & Pepper Salad 10min/10min - WW0 - NetCarb3
Daikon & Carrot Salad 10min/40min – WW0 - NetCarb7




Edamame
See also Soy

THE BASICS
[eh-dah-MAH-meh] Edamame is the Japanese name for fresh soybeans. They're available shelled and unshelled in the frozen food section. They're also occasionally found in fresh produce but are much more expensive.
How to Cook Edamame Right in the Shell

Edamame in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Asian Vegetables with Kidney & Edamame Beans 25min/24hrs – WW1 - NetCarb9
Asparagus & Edamame Salad 20min/50min – WW2 - NetCarb6
Carrot & Edamame Salad 20min/20min – WW3

Edamame in APPETIZERS
Edamame in the Shell 2min/20min – WW1 – NetCarb0
Edamame Snacks 5-10min/15-30min – WW1 - NetCarb1

Edamame in MAIN DISHES
Stir-Fried Brown Rice 15min/15min – WW7 - NetCarb36




Eggplant

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Endive
Including Belgian Endive (also called French Endive and witloof), Curly Endive, Frisée and Escarole
Also sometimes confused with Chicory (Radicchio)

THE BASICS
Endive and chicory are cousins, both part of the same botanical family, Cichorium. What we call Belgian endive is actually comes from the chicory side. The heads are about six inches long with tightly packed, slightly bitter leaves. They are grown in complete darkness in order to affect the trademark creamy color. Curly endive grows in loose heads of lacy, green-rimmed outer leaves that curl at the tips. The off-white center leaves form a compact heart. The leaves are prickly to the touch and slightly bitter to the taste. Escarole has broad, slightly curved, pale green leaves with a milder flavor than either Belgian or curly endive.

Endive in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Easy Make-Ahead Endive & Apple Salad 20min/24hrs – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb4
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW1/WW4 - NetCarb4/24




Fennel
Also called Florence Fennel & Finocchio
Also called (incorrectly) Anise or Sweet Anise

THE BASICS
[FEHN-uhl] There are two main types of this aromatic plant, both with pale green, celerylike stems and bright green, feathery foliage. Florence fennel, also called finocchio, is cultivated throughout the Mediterranean and in the U.S. It has a broad, bulbous base and is treated like a vegetable. Common fennel is the variety from which the oval, greenish-brown fennel seeds come.

Why to pick "female" fennel

Fennel in HOT SIDE DISHES
Broccoli with Fennel 15min/25min – WW1
Fennel & Parmesan Gratin 10min/70-90min – WW0 - NetCarb4
Fennel, Leek & Mushroom Sautée 15min/15min – WW0/WW1/WW2/NetCarb5/6
Fennel Mashed Potatoes 15min/45min - WW2 - NetCarb21/22
Fennel Puree 15min/35min – WW1 - NetCarb14
Roasted Fennel 15min/75min – WW1/WW2 - NetCarb4

Fennel in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Asparagus & Edamame Salad 20min/50min – WW2 - NetCarb6
Fennel-Apple Salad with Orange-Zest Candied Black Walnuts 20min/20min – WW1/4 – PP2/5 – NetCarb17/24
Fennel & Blood Orange Salad 25min/25min - WW1 - NetCarb8
Insalata di Finocchio aka Fennel Salad 15min/15min-2hrs – WW2 - NetCarb3
Mark Bittman's "Salted" Chopped Salad 30min/30min – WW1 – PP1/2 – NetCarb4/8
Roasted Fennel 15min/75min – WW1/WW2 - NetCarb4
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW1/WW4 - NetCarb4/24
Sun-dried Tomato & Fennel Salad 10min/10min – WW2 - NetCarb1

Fennel in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Salmon Chowder 25min/35min - WW3 - NetCarb19

Potato Soup 30min/90min – WW3

Fennel in MAIN DISHES
Crustless Quiche with Roasted Peppers 30min/75min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb4
Farm Pie with Whole Wheat & Lard Crust 75min/2-1/2hrs – WW13 - NetCarb30
Fennel Goulash 15min/45min – WW1/WW2 - NetCarb14/11

Fennel in SWEETS!
Candied Fennel Ice Cream Provencal 35min/3hrs




Fiddlehead Fern
Also called Ostrich Fern and Pohole

THE BASICS
A young, edible, tightly coiled fern frond that resembles the spiral end of a violin or 'fiddle'. The shoots are in their coiled form for only about 2 weeks before they unfurl into graceful greenery.

Fiddlehead Ferns in HOT SIDE DISHES
Fiddlehead Ferns 5min/15min – WW2





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