Comments: Braised Flowering Chives with Ginger


Barrett, thanks for the photo (without which I would really be wondering how exotic this is). Two questions: do the flowers taste different from the stems? can I get these by simply letting the chives in my windowbox go to flower, or is it a special variety?

Inquiring minds want to know...

I think they're a different species, but you could give the flowering idea a shot. Worst case, you get pretty flowers.

The flowers don't taste very different, but the texture is nice.

I can't wait until I have a garden again and can grow something like flowering chives. There are so many wonderful things that you almost have to grow yourself.

Chives can be grown in a windowbox pretty easily, actually. I've been an urban gardener for the last few years, and it's amazing what you can do with a balcony and a little sunshine: tomatoes, all variety of herbs, strawberries and even a couple of moderately successful zucchini plants!

I love flowering chives.
they're also great when sauteed with prawns.
they can also be fairly finely chopped, mixed with some minced pork and used as a filling for either steamed dumplings or dumplings in soup : )

I had these when I was in Shanghai China and they were absolutely wonderful. I've been trying to find a recipe ever since.

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