Market Research: Sorrel
How to Buy: We found red-veined sorrel for $5 a bunch at Endless Summer Harvest, which vends at the Penn Quarter, Dupont, and Arlington Courthouse markets. It’s more commonly found in the all-green variety. Check for healthy, undamaged leaves, like you would with lettuce. When using the green raw, look for younger, smaller plants.
How to Cook: Marron suggests making sorrel the start of an herb-heavy salad with mint, basil, chervil, parsley, celery greens, and mixed lettuces. (Avoid pairing it with bitter greens like radicchio.) Dress with a honey vinaigrette to compliment the bitterness of the sorrel. For a main-course variation, top the salad with a poached egg and bacon.