These tender hop shoots are harvested by hand here on the farm in the Yakima Valley; when the young immature vines are just emerging from the soil. They make a delicious garnish or tasty hors-d' oeurvres! An excellent gourmet gift. Here are a few tasty ways to enjoy our Pickled Hop Shoots:
Try them as a good variation on traditional dip recipes
Creat a pasta, potato or Hop Salad, and use the brine in your vinaigrette recipe
Excellent with any cheese, especially pepper jack and cheddar
Wonderful as a martini or bloody mary garnish
Great stuffer/side dressing for Salmon dishes
Wrap with thin slices of meat and cream cheese
Makes a wonderful addition to herbal or spent grain bread recipes.