This post is about schorseneer or black salsify and it is one of the most strange things that I found this year in the Netherlands. Where I come from, it is not normal in winter to have so many different types of roots, turnips or in general tubers. So apparently here is the paradise of all these tubers since the winter is so cold, that is the only thing that naturally grows here. In old times, they were known as the asparagus of the poor people since they resemble in shape. Here I could only find them in the natural store Eko Plaza. They are not eaten commonly anymore in Dutch families.
Here are black salsify roots sprinkled with some salt, pepper of may colors and dried garlic with some drops of oil.
I accompanied them with a sauté of leek, mushrooms, sprouted soy and some turnip cooked with sesame oil.