Thursday, August 8, 2013

CSA 2013 Week 9

Week 9 Bounty
Green beans
Tomatoes (2 lbs.)
H19 Little Leaf Cucumber
Shuyho Long Japanese Cucumber
Zucchini or yellow summer squash
Ice box melon
Purple Italian Onion Bunch

Meal #1 (onion, basil)
Another wonderful meal with friends. They shared a delightful kale salad (with lemon and anchovies) that my three year old devoured with as much gusto as she does kale chips.  
Salmon Risotto
9 ounces salmon, skinned and cubed
1 pint chicken stock
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
8 ounces risotto rice or 8 ounces arborio rice
1/4 pint white wine
1/4 cup fresh basil (or to taste)

1 Tbsp butter
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
Heat the stock in a pan and simmer gently. In another pan heat the oil and butter, add the onion and cook for 4 minutes, until soft. Add the rice and stir for 2 minutes or until the rice is transparent. Stir in a ladle-full of the hot stock, and a little wine. When all the liquid is absorbed, add a further ladle-full of stock and wine. Continue adding the stock and wine, until the rice is cooked and has a creamy consistency. Add the salmon, basil, butter and Parmesan. Season well and serve. * Recipe adapted from

Sauteed Green Beans
2 cups green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and ground black pepper
In a skillet, saute the green beans in butter until tender-crisp. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste

Meal #2 (mushrooms, zucchini)
Steak and Mushrooms
Sirloin steak on the grill with sauteed mushrooms.

Zucchini chips

¼ cup finely chopped almonds (I used pre-ground almonds)
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon freshly gr
ound black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2½ cups zucchini slices (about ¼” thick)
1 tablespoon shredded parmesan
Cooking Spray
Preheat over 425ยบ. I used sliced almonds to begin with. I then put it in a mini food processor and ground it up until it was very fine. Not quite the consistency of flour, more coarse than that.
Combine the almonds, parmesan, salt, garlic powder and pepper into a shallow dish and mix together thoroughly. In another shallow dish place the milk. Dip the zucchini slices into the milk and then dredge into the almond mixture. Place coated slices onto a oven proof wire rack that is coated with cooking spray and also place a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan underneath to catch any falling material. Sprinkle shredded parmesan evenly among the slices and then place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. * Recipe from

Meal #3 (radish greens, garlic, tomato)
"Grilled" Turkey on Naan
We steamed the radish greens and pureed them.  Then we added tomatoes, garlic and a few dried spices we have hanging around from previous weeks and added them to the food processor.  We used some near expiration turkey cold cuts, chopped them, and grilled them in a frying pan.   Mixed the turkey with greens sauce and served it atop the toasted naan.  A delicious, quick meal!

Other (tomatoes, cucumbers, melon)

We have enjoyed the cucumber as chips & melon with our lunches.

Bruschetta Salsa
Tomatoes, seeds removed
Olive oil
Put in food processor and serve with crackers, chips or toasted bread.

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