Fresh Picks (June 6th)

We got a wonderful array of unusual vegetables this week.

Fresh Picks June 6th

Asparagus, Garlic Scapes, French Breakfast Radishes, Yukina Savoy, Cilanto, Cucumber and Leeks.

After much research on the internet, I was able to find interesting things to do with all of them.

Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers, Cream of Chicken Pasta, Grilled Asparagus and Garlic Scapes

I had already bought chicken breast I planned on grilling with a dry rub I picked up at Gepperth’s Market also some shrimp skewers from Whole Foods. I added the asparagus and garlic scapes to the grill, simply seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. I actually wasn’t crazy about the garlic scapes. Don’t think I would try them again this way.

I read over and over again on the internet that the French Breakfast Radishes were eaten by the French raw, sliced lengthwise, with salt and a dollop of butter. Sometimes you put them on crusty french bread. When it comes to food, I think it’s wise to follow the French! It was an unusual taste, refreshing with a bit of bitter.

The Yukina Savoy was much like all the millions of Chinese greens out there that can be prepared the same way, either parboiled or sauteed then add a bit of asian sauce for flavor. I happen to have bought Salmon this week, which was already marinating in Soy Vay Teriyaki sauce. I baked it in the oven on a high temperature, laid it on a bed of brown rice and served it with the Yukina Savoy, parboiled then plunged in ice water. I added a little oyster sauce on the top and served. It was delicious.

Cilantro? Added to guacamole.

Leeks? Sauteed with any left over veggies in the fridge and added to a quiche.

Cucumber? Added to this week’s salads.

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4 thoughts on “Fresh Picks (June 6th)

  1. I’ve got some of those garlic spires in the garden and heard that you can eat them. Not very tasty,eh? I won’t bother trying them. They make good mod (non)flower arrangements.

  2. I am in awe that you have the energy to cook all that! The plate looks like it was served at a restaurant! Do the kids eat it too?

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