It doesn't take long before you can start using things out of the garden once spring finally springs around here. You have to be fleet of foot if you don't want to miss it as it doesn't linger for long. We tend to go straight from winter to summer here with only a brief pit stop called spring.
One of the harbingers of spring is sorrel. It is only useful early in the season and I almost always try to do something with it before it is past prime. It has a sharp, lemony flavor and naturally matches well with fish or poultry.
Tonight I used it to top a couple of pieces of beautiful baked cod fillets. So simple and so good.
If you don't have sorrel in your herb garden it is well worth trying. Easily grown from seed and perennial, it is a carefree plant. Although it is really only usable very early, it's a nice option to have available if it strikes your fancy. If not, there is always next year! It's a beautiful thing.