Gosari Namul (Fiddlehead Ferns Side Dish)

Gosari (bracken fiddleheads) side dish

In a couple of days, Korea and many other Asian countries will be celebrating the Lunar New Year. To help you prepare for the holiday feast, I previously posted 15 Korean New Year Dishes. Here, I’m showing you how to make a side dish made with dried gosari (고사리, fiddlehead ferns or bracken).

As I mentioned in my doraji (도라지, bellflower roots) namul post, a Korean traditional feast includes vegetable side dishes in three colors, collectively called (samsaek namul, 삼색 나물). Sam means three, and saek means color in Korean. Typically, they are doraji (bellflower roots) for white, gosari (fiddlehead ferns) for black/brown, and siguemchi (시금치, spinach) for green.

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