Yes finally! That perfect moment i’ve been waiting for. I have a week off and the weather in Denmark have been very favorable for my morning walks and picking up herbs. Well, as I was walking in the forrest (Gram skov) I saw this field of ramson or wild garlic or ramsløg in danish.
I picked up some leaves and flowers to bring home and if you also want to pick up from the wild and this is your first time, be aware that there are poisonous look alike plant like Lily of the valley ( liljekonval ) and Meadow saffron (Wild saffron or Høsttidløs in danish) out there and unless they have flowers, it’s hard to identify them by just looking at them. But once you nip a piece of leaf and smell it then you’ll know that ramson have this distinctive smell of garlic and you can’t go wrong. But then again, there are some people who unluckily been poisoned by picking the wrong one.
Anyway, once you got it and thinking what the heck are you gonna do with it then here is one sure thing that you will definitely love (well I do anyway:) Make a PESTO!
Pesto is just the easiest thing to do once you have the ingredients of course and a mixer. Here’s the recipe you can do in under 10 minutes:
20 pcs. / stks. ramson leaves
1 dl parmesan cheese
2 spoonfool cashew nuts or any nuts you like (cashew is by far my favorite)
1 spoonfull of olive oil
salt and pepper (according to your taste)
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and blend them until you got a paste consistency. And that’s it. You got a very tasty pesto which you can butter your bread or burgers.
You can store it in cold place and last for a week but you can fill the top with olive oil so it can last for weeks in the fridge.
Hope you’ll enjoy it:) BON APPETIT