Salsify offers a delicate and subtle oyster like flavor, hence the alternative common name "Oyster Plant". It can also taste like artichoke or asparagus with a hint of coconut.
Salsify (Oyster Plant)
Salsify looks similar to gobo root (burdock) which can reach up to 12 inches in length. It is especially popular in Europe and is also favored by the Spanish, Italians and Greeks. Steaming is preferred over boiling as it breaks easily, once cooked, cut as desired. It is advised to go gently when flavoring with salsify no matter which method of cooking is chosen.