Friday, January 9, 2015

Cleaning a heart of palm

Some of my neighbors had a few trees removed so I asked the crew for the trunks to feed my food forest.

Imagine my excitement when I found they'd cut down a cabbage palm and the heart was still fresh.

Here's me butchering it:

I've never had heart of palm before since it requires killing a multiple-year-old cabbage palm tree. I find that rather wasteful unless you have a lot of palms on your property. In this case, the deed was already done so we got some free dinner from the deal.

The flavor of this rare treat is mild and nutty and the texture is wonderfully fine. Mrs. Survival Gardener sauteed most of the palm heart with grass-fed ground beef and onions.


I think I'm going to turn the rest into sauerkraut.

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At January 9, 2015 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Grower Jim said...

Wow! I'm impressed with how fast you were able to cut that up! It always takes me a LOT longer. :)

At January 10, 2015 at 1:28 PM , Blogger David The Good said...



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