The mystery Chinese greens we’ve been using are called clover leaves (新草头). We love the taste and use it often in salads. Here’s a wonderful recipe for this tasty baby green.
1 bunch clover leaves
20 wild strawberries
1 small red chili, finely chopped
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup good olive oil
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
Juice of 1/4 lemon
Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Fleur de sel
Freshly ground black pepper
Wash the clover leaves and strawberries thoroughly then pat dry.
Finely chop 2 strawberries. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, chopped strawberries, whole garlic, pinch of salt and pepper. Microwave the oil mixture for 45 seconds, then cool.
After the oil mixture is cooled, discard the garlic, whisk in the rice wine vinegar and lemon juice, then add the red chili. Dress the greens with the vinaigrette, add shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and serve immediately.