They're pretty, aren't they? Twisty, curly, like they came from a strange planet.
And the flavor is also out of this world, though I can identify it: Peas.
This was our first attempt to cook pea shoots. Blend them with some lovely oyster mushrooms in a skillet with a little grease and water. Toss. Cover until they become tender and serve over rice.
They didn't become tender!
The leaves got tender, but it was a throat-gagging experience to nibble them off the sharp sticks, I mean stems.
My only guess is that these pea shoots were too old, and shame on the farmer who sold them.
Unless I'm wrong. Ideas?