This week's box included:
- Romaine lettuce
- Summer squash (zucchini)
- Yellow potatoes
- Hearts of Romaine with Dijion Vinaigrette
- A Trio of Seasonal Cannelloni
- Braised Carrots with Capers (from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan)
- Zucchini: Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread
- Carrots: Baked Carrot Oven Fries
- Potatoes and Greens: Skillet Potatoes with Greens, adding some Field Roast sausages
- Broccoli: Noodles with Stir-Fried Tofu and Broccoli
- Strawberries: eaten out of hand
- Oregano: dried for future use
A Trio of Seasonal Cannelloni
Adapted from Simple to Spectacular by Jean Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman
One pound fresh pasta dough (to be shared across the following fillings), shaped into 4 x 6 inch rectangles, boiled for ~3 minutes, then cooled in a ice water bath. Pat dry before filling.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare fillings and fill cannelloni as described below. Bake until golden brown on top, about 10 minutes.
Potatoes and Arugula
1/2 pound potatoes
salt to taste
1.5 T extra-virgin olive oil (evoo)
1 clove garlic, minced
red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 pound arugula, trimmed, washed and dried
1/2 c freshly grated pecorinio Romano
1/2 c stock
Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft, drain and set aside. Sauté the garlic, salt, and pepper, till garlic begins to color; add 2/3 of the arugula, stir for a few minutes, then cover and remove from heat allowing to steam for 5 minutes. Chop the remaining arugula with the sautéed arugula. Add potatoes, olive oil, and 1/2 the pecorino; mash and mix well. Stuff 1/3 of the cannelloni shells, placing them in a single layer in a baking dish, such as an oval gratin. Drizzle with stock, a bit of olive oil, and the remaining cheese.
Greens and Herbs
2 T evoo
1 pound spinach, trimmed, washed and dried
1/4 pound arugula, trimmed, washed and dried
1/2 pound mesculun, , trimmed, washed and dried
2 cloves garlic, minced
fresh basil, 10 leaves, chiffonade
1/2 c Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c stock
Sauté the spinach, arugula, mesculun and garlic in 1 T evoo until the greens are tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool, then finely chop. Stir in the basil, egg yolk, 1/2 the Parmesan, and the nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff 1/3 of the cannelloni shells, placing them in a single layer in a baking dish, such as an oval gratin. Drizzle with stock, a bit of olive oil, and the remaining cheese.
Scallops and Zucchini
1 T evoo
1 zucchini, washed, trimmed and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 T fresh thyme1/3 pound scallops, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 c cream
2 T butter
2 t fresh lemon juice
cayenne, salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c stock
Sauté the zucchini, a large pinch of salt, and 1/2 the thyme in olive oil over medium high heat till just tender. Toss the zucchini mixture with the scallops and cayenne. Stuff 1/3 of the cannelloni shells, placing them in a single layer in a baking dish, such as an oval gratin. Drizzle with stock and a bit of olive oil.
Deglaze the sauté pan with the cream, 1/2 water, and the remaining thyme; simmer till reduced to 1/4 cup. Lower the heat and whisk in the butter; season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.