- leanneabe Jul 17, 2007 10:29 AM
I desperately need suggestions on what to do with this. It's like a Japanese mustard green. Should I cook it down like spinach or chard? Should I put it in a green salad (it's a little too bitter for my tastes raw)? Should I find someone's bunny to feed it to?
It came in the CSA box and it's a beautiful bundle (and hopefully I don't get it again this week) and I'm all for using up whatever the CSA gods bestow, but I just don't know what to do with this.
That stuff is pretty strong on its own. If you have other greens to mix with, it's not so bad as a component of a salad---and then make a sort of sweet, Asian-inspired salad dressing--something with lime and ginger that will offset the bitterness. If you are a meat or fish eater, it would be a good basis for a salad that you add warm sliced grilled chicken or beef or whole shrimp to.
Searing it is good, too--warm up some sesame oil, add some garlic and the mizuna, and try adding a little soy sauce and mirin.
A local restaurant was serving salad: that was a mix of mizuna and other greens topped with grilled fresh figs.
this is also one of my favorite things from the CSA. I add it to my usual stir fries (eg. kung pao chicken or chicken with ginger and walnuts) and think it really adds a nice touch.