What is your favorite veg in season now and how are you cooking it?
The other day I made a "curry" for my daughter with just whole coconut milk and a bunch of fresh veg- broccolini, some fresh ginger, shallots, maybe some spinach. What are you taking advantage of in season and please share how you made it.
shaved with a veg peeler into "noodles," salted to pull the moisture out, rinsed and patted dry, tossed with a lemon olive oil herb dressing with cherry tomatoes, salami and parmesan or feta over the top.
sliced in half lengthwise, oiled and seasoned, cooked on the grill,
diced and sauteed in butter, minced garlic added when zucchini is about 3/4 of the way done to prevent the garlic from burning, I take it just to a toasty light brown and then I scrape up those bits and sprinkle them on top
If they're large, scoop the insides where the seeds are out and fill with a mixture of diced veggies and ground meat and sprinkled with cheese and then baked until the cheese is bubbly and brown
Those that grow it must come up with lots of ways to use it! :)
I have a recipe for a zucchini "casserole" around here somewhere that's more like a gratin, when I still ate grains I made zucchini bread, it's really good grated into the meatloaf meat mixture since it helps it stay moist, grated finely into red sauce, .... I'm sure I'll think of more....
In early June:
* Stuffed with ground lamb, basmati rice, nuts, spices and braised in tomatoes and pomegranate molasses
* Sauteed with onions, garlic and mint and topped with yogurt
* Cream of nettle soup
* Nettle and spinach pie
* Nettle and spring onion quiche
* Nettle and mushroom pie
* Nettle pesto
* Purslane leaves with spiced yogurt, sumac and rose water
* Spareribs with salsa verde y verdolagas
* Purslane omelets
* Green garlic pesto
* Lamb and green garlic stirfry
The only thing going on in my gardens (haven't been to the store yet this week) are radishes and chives. I did roasted radishes and turnips (radishes, olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, butter, lime juice) and a chopped chive "pesto" (olive oil, parm, chives, red pepper flakes) which I rubbed on pork chops.
Corn. Duh. Nuke for 3-5 min. with just the innermost husk still on. Slather with butter, cover with salt :-)
Sweet peppers. Toss with olive oil, oregano, crushed rosemary, sea salt. Grill. Inhale.