Tonight, Alex and I prepared the Milkweed Alex found on his most recent foraging trip. As was described in the last post, Milkweed has qualities that require a great deal of boiling prior to ingestion.
The way in which we prepared the Milkweed wasn’t anything special, but there was a specific amount of boiling that is necessary.
- Clean and cut Milkweed.
- Keep 1 large and 1 small pot on hand. Boil water in the large pot and begin boiling the Milkweed in the smaller pot.
- Boil Milkweed in smaller pot for 1 minute and then drain and continue boiling the milkweed with water from the big pot. Over the next 4 minutes, change the water 4 more times. Do not use cold water in the changes as they will set a strong bitter taste in the Milkweed. You should let the 5th change of water cook the Milkweed for the last 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!