‘I used borage [in Maltese fidloqqom] during the show for the first time today. It was brought to me with my organic box that arrives from Barbuto in Sicily every week. I was curious and very pleasantly surprised because it is delicious. The raw leaves are hairy and I cooked them in the same way you would cook spinach.
I added no salt or seasoning as I wanted to taste the natural flavour. I drained the leaves in a colander. The cooked leaves remained whole and intact. The colour intensified to a more vibrant green and the texture was smooth and satiny, the hairy surface and stem smoothed out. And the taste? Just delicious, and I am nearly sure I prefer it to kale, spinach or chard.
Borage is a big thumbs up from me and if you can get your hands on some, do try it. I see it becoming as popular as kale very soon’
For my omelet you will need:
about 4 large cooked borage leaves, chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cooked fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon cooked onion, chopped
1 medium cooked potato, peeled and chopped
salt and pepper
Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add the cooked onions, mushrooms and potatoes. Add the chopped borage leaves Season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat. Beat the eggs and season. Pour the eggs over the vegetables and potatoes. Reduce the heat and cook until the bottom starts to brown. Invert the omelet or fold it in half. Serve immediately.
Organic borage is available from Barbuto, Sicily with deliveries to Malta every Thursday.