vegetable oyster


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vegetable oyster

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vegetable oyster

n
(Plants) another name for salsify1

sal•si•fy

(ˈsæl sə fi)

n., pl. -fies.
a purple-flowered composite plant, Tragopogon porrifolius, whose root has an oysterlike flavor. Also called oyster plant, vegetable oyster.
[1690–1700; < French salsifis, variant of sassefy, sassef(r)ique < Italian sassef(r)ica]
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Noun1.vegetable oyster - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible rootvegetable oyster - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
vegetable oyster, oyster plant - long white salsify
genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon - genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads
oyster plant, salsify - edible root of the salsify plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.vegetable oyster - long white salsifyvegetable oyster - long white salsify      
salsify - either of two long roots eaten cooked
Tragopogon porrifolius, vegetable oyster, oyster plant, salsify - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
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Salsify is often referred to the <B vegetable oyster due to it's subtle flavour, better than parsnip
You will need two cucumbers; two large courgettes, halved lengthways; 2 ' tsp salt; 2 tbsp groundnut oil; four garlic cloves, coarsely chopped; thumb size piece fresh ginger, finely chopped; ' tsp Chinese five spice; 2 tsp sugar; 2 tsp hot chilli sauce; 2 tbsp vegetable oyster sauce; 2 tsp sesame oil.
Salsify is one of the rarer vegetables - the vegetable oyster, as it's known, owing to its taste - and went perfectly with the crispy, flavoursome potato, although the truffle cream was too subtle to add much to the dish.