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Wild Living with Sunny: Episode 4 - Cattail Shoots

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Uploaded on Jun 7, 2007

Join Sunny Savage on a foraging adventure near Cass Lake, Minnesota. Yeehaw, it is Cattail shoots time in northern Minnesota.

In this video, you will see how to identify Cattails shoots (along with a poisonous lookalike plant), harvest them, process them, and then cook them into a soup. Cattails are a delicious food, wildly abundant, generally found throughout the world.

Curried Cattail Soup

3 T butter
1 small onion, minced
1 1/2 cup cattail shoots, chopped
1 1/2 T curry powder
1 T cattail rhizome flour, or wheat flour
2 t Braggs liquid aminos, or soy sauce
4 c chicken or vegetable stock
salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion in butter until translucent. Add cattail shoots and curry powder. Saute 1-2 minutes and sprinkle cattail or wheat flour on top. Mix together and cook 1-2 minutes. Add liquid aminos/soy sauce, mix well and add stock. Bring soup to eating temperature, add salt & pepper to taste and serve.

Sunnys wild food television series Hot on the Trail with Sunny Savage airs on Veria Network (DISH channel 218 and Verizon FIOS channel 162).
See http://veria.com/hot-on-the-trail.html for show times and more information.

Learn more about wild food plants:

Sunny's web blog at http://sunnysavage.com

Sunny's wild food site at http://wildfoodplants.com

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