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Arugula Wilted

serious Jul 2, 2011 01:50 AM

What to do with a bag of forgotten arugula in the back of the refrigerator? It hasn't turned yellow, just lifeless.

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  1. Gio RE: serious Jul 2, 2011 03:59 AM

    Try soaking the leaves in cold water for at least 10 minutes...

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    1. re: Gio
      magiesmom RE: Gio Jul 2, 2011 05:07 AM

      then wrap them in a tea towel and put back in the fridge (front this time:) If it is till good at all this will fix it.

    2. inaplasticcup RE: serious Jul 2, 2011 05:40 AM

      You could just work with their wilted state and wilt them further by giving them a super quick saute with some oil, S&P, fresh garlic and a squeeze of lemon. That with a steak or pasta is yums.

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      1. re: inaplasticcup
        bobcam90 RE: inaplasticcup Jul 2, 2011 09:55 AM

        That's what I did recently. But beyond wilted, heading towards crispy. I liked it alot.

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        serious RE: serious Jul 3, 2011 04:20 AM

        Ok, so what I did..thinking they were beyond crisping..I chopped them fine and used them as I would any herb. And that was pretty successful and imparted a good peppery flavor to an omelet.
        They were from the farmer's market so had a bit shorter shelf life than those 'bred' for super market life.

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          inaplasticcup RE: serious Jul 3, 2011 06:21 AM

          Nice save, serious! I almost forgot - for the next time you've got sad arugula - pesto also works. :)

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