Fiddleheads (ma’sos in Mi’kmaq) are the young, unfurled fronds of the ostrich fern. They have been a traditional food for Mi’kmaq people for thousands of years. They can be enjoyed during the first 1-2 weeks of May, in New Brunswick. Fiddleheads are often served as a side dish with fish.


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Fiddleheads
Cuisine Indigenous
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Indigenous
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash the fiddleheads in water for several minutes. If you're using a bowl of water, change the water several times.
  2. Bring a pot of boiling water to a boil.
  3. Add the clean fiddleheads to the water. Boil for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Drain the fiddleheads. Place them on a plate and enjoy them with your favorite flavours. I prefer butter and lemon juice, other prefer vinegar.