Eleocharis dulcis

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Noun1.Eleocharis dulcis - Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubersEleocharis dulcis - Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
water chestnut - edible bulbous tuber of a Chinese marsh plant
spike rush - a sedge of the genus Eleocharis
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At the end of the season you dig it all up and the sweet, crunchy tubers are the bit you eat - you divide and replant the knobbly growing tips, so you don't need to buy new - and once peeled, can be used raw in salads, or in stir-fries as a substitute for water-chestnut.
In this wonderful dish, the delicate flavour of monkfish is complemented by a sweet and sticky sauce with crunchy water-chestnuts and slices of tongue-tingling red chilli.