drowning in arugula
Hello, We had a terrible growing season here in the midwest so I didn't put in a fall garden. Volunteer arugula filled the void and is thick as a lawn. The weather is going to get pretty bad soon so I would like to harvest as much as possible. I have a lot of kakai pumpkins also so I was thinking of making a pesto with the seeds from the pumpkins and the argula. Does anyone have any other ideas for freezing, canning, or drying. Thanks, Willie
I just sauteed arugula with spinach and add pine nuts. When finished, I topped with goat cheese..it melted into the mix..ambrosia...
I love arugula as a base over which to place sliced flank steak with grana and a nice balsamic dressing. It goes great with blue cheese, too. Lightly sauteed, it's a great side dish or bed for fish dishes, too.
to freeze it plain, just blanch in boiling water for 1 - 2 minutes, shock in ice water, drain thoroughly, and store in freezer bags.
it also freezes well as a prepared side dish - sauté with garlic & onion until wilted, season to taste, let cool, and transfer to freezer-safe containers.
pesto freezes beautifully - try making a few variations with walnuts, pine nuts, pistachio...
and for ways to use some of it now: