Monday, August 3, 2009

Cooking Away My CSA

I've been really bad about posting lately. Probably a combination of things....but I have been doing a good job using our CSA veggies we have been getting weekly. So I thought I'd just make a quick post of some the things I've been making with them.

Grilled Salmon with homemade pesto sauce. This was so easy. All you need to do is put in a food processor as much Basil as you want (CSA ingedient) add some grated Parmesan cheese, and some pine nuts, then slowly add olive oil while pulsing. Then I also made a green salad with strawberries (both CSA ingedients) and roasted tomatoes on the grill with the Salmon. Then drizzle salad and tomates with a good quality balsamic.

Here is another idea for Salmon. Grown up "fish-sticks" adapted from a Giadia food network recipe. Rinse and dry the Salmon, then slice it into sticks. Next dredge it into a seasoned flour mixture (salt, pepper, flour) then into an egg wash and finally into a one-to-one mixture of seasoned breadcrumbs and grated parmesean cheese. Drizzle pan and top of sticks with a little bit of olive oil and bake at 450 for about 15 minutes. I served with the same pesto made the night before with mayo mixed in (to make it creamy and go further). It is also served with Risotto and sauteed Rainbow Chard and garlic with EVOO.