I also made a quiche but we ate it before I got any photos! It doesn’t look like much here, but most of these meals made big batches that we enjoyed as leftovers all week.
Clockwise from left: Spinach, Red Scallions, Gold Beets, Green Romaine Lettuce, Cranberries, Honeycrisp Apples, Jerusalem Artichokes, Mixed Hot Peppers, French Breakfast Radishes, Black Nebula Carrots
I’ve gotten a lot of radishes in my baskets, and for the most part, I unimaginatively chop them up and toss them in a green salad. This week’s variety definitely looked different than the little round, red radishes I had been accustomed to seeing, so I was excited when I learned that their mild flavor made them ideal for a cooked radish dish.
It’s a basic sautéed dish: halve or quarter your radishes, and cook in a pan with some butter and a little olive oil until the radishes are translucent, or even a bit browned as I preferred. They are crispy, but with a mellow flavor that doesn’t bite back.
This week’s basket may make some of even the most ardent veggie lovers wrinkle up their noses, but I think you may be pleasantly surprised by some of the recipes I’ll post. Stay tuned!
Online recipes can be hit or miss (have you seen Pinterest fails?), but when one comes by way of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, you start to feel bit better about your chances of success. I thought the original recipe was too salty, so I’ve tried to cut down on some of the salt for this version in the full recipe after the jump.
To start, wash and cut into strips around 10 cups of escarole. Don’t worry, it cooks down!
Mash anchovies with oil and butter until it forms a paste. Add garlic and capers and cook for a minute.
Cut the radishes into bite-sized chunks.
Add to pan over medium high heat and cook for around 3 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook, turning occasionally.
Add about half the escarole. Cook it until it has wilted down, about a minute.
Add the rest of the escarole. Cook for another minute.
I told you it would cook down! Remove from the heat, and toss with parmesan, lemon juice, and pepper, and enjoy.