From a recipe on alexandracooks.com
Adapted from “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart.
This is adapted from another recipe from Paolo. She used bok choy in her recipe, and we’ve adapted it for what’s in today’s box. I haven’t tried all the peppers to see if any are slightly hot. Maybe you still have a jalapeno from weeks past?
So I’ll be honest. I have no idea what those greens were in today’s box. But I do know they’ll make good pesto – so where it says “kale” here, substitute “unknown greens.” It’s a recipe from Food 52.
No burratta? Fresh mozzarella will work just fine.
Another go-to recipe that works for all kinds of greens including cabbage. Fancier than the pasta, works great for a special dinner. Love the addition of dried fruit.
This is my go-to for any greens that show up in the box. Delicious with kale but amazing with cabbage. (If that bok choy from last week is still in the refrigerator, try it in this recipe.) Takes no longer to make than it takes to cook the pasta. No idea where I got this idea originally.
Adapted from a recipe in “Smoke & Pickles” by Edward Lee.
Serve with “Imperfect Rice.”
The rice recipe makes enough for 4 large rice bowls or 6 appetizer-sized ones
The goal when cooking rice this way is to achieve a thin layer of toasted crust in the bottom of the pot. The crispy layer in contrast with the fluffy layer of rice on top is a sumptuous combination. I use a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. You could seek out a stone rice crock like the ones they use in Korean restaurants, but the cast-iron pan works just fine. Make your favorite toppings while the rice is cooking. When the toppings are ready, divide the warm rice, crunchy bits and all, among rice bowls and serve.
If you try this recipe, it will make a small dent in a big bunch of collards. It’s from Becky Striepe of Glue and Glitter (https://www.glueandglitter.com/). And of course, you can always increase the quantities.
So a little more complicated, a recipe from the New York Times. Delicious and worth pulling together. I’m finding lots of dried shiitakes these days at local farmers markets – a great way for the farmer to add value to shiitakes he/she might not have been able to sell fresh.
If you prefer, use instant dashi for the whole kombu/bonita flake thing. All available at Sevananda or wherever you buy such things.
A recent recipe from the New York Times and a great idea for your Thanksgiving dinner.