Magnolia and Wild Garlic stir-fry

(vegan, can be altered to be soya and gluten free, contains nuts)


I love the abundance spring is already bringing to us, even though it has only just begun.

Magnolia season may not last long, but I am making sure I make the most of it this year!

If you haven't read any other posts on Magnolia, it is an edible flower and has a gingery and floral taste to it. Click here to learn more about magnolia and here for a syrup recipe.


I'm usually pretty heavy on flavour, especially when ginger or garlic are involved... But this was a subtle and elegant alternative. I'm not particularly helpful with measurements when it comes to cooking dinners, but here is a basic recipe to help you experiment with some delicious wild flavours.


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Ingredients:

• a good handful of wild garlic, roughly chopped

• two magnolia flowers, petals only and roughly chopped

• 2 tbsp soy sauce / coconut aminos

• 1.5 tbsp maple syrup

• 1 tbsp almond butter (or other nut)

• 1 tsp harissa

• veg to suit (we used chickpeas, and spiralised carrot)

• noodles to suit (we used angel hair pasta)

• a drizzle of sesame oil



Method:

• put noodles on to cook in their own pan

• add veg and garlic to a wok (or frying pan) on a low heat

• keep stirring until liquids have evaporated or the veg is cooked

• add the magnolia for just a few seconds

• stir in the soy, maple, almond butter and harissa and allow to thicken for ten minutes

• add the noodles and serve with a drizzle of sesame oil

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I haven't added the photo of the end product, our noodles were so dense and it didn't look pretty and I'm definitely no professional food photographer...

But it really was delicious.


I would love to know if you give it a go!

Enjoy.



Hayleigh Xx

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References:

https://happydiyhome.com/magnolia-tree/

https://www.eatweeds.co.uk/list-of-edible-magnolia-flowers

https://www.rxlist.com/magnolia/supplements.htm

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/magnolia.html

https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/02/27/magnolia-bark-affects-sleep-health/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-magnolia.html

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-188/magnolia

Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs, (2nd ed, 2018), Scott Cunningham, Llewellyn Publications.

https://www.foragedbyfern.com/

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