We hope everyone is enjoying the season so far! Here are a few recipes for the vegetables that you may not know exactly what to do with. Happy eating!
CHINESE CABBAGE SALAD
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 head chinese cabbage, chopped or shredded
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 pkg ramen noodles
4 oz slivered or sliced almonds
1 tablespoon butter
Mix dressing ingredients. (Speed mixer will thicken dressing.) Set aside.
Chop cabbage and green onions.
Crush ramen noodles. Discard flavor packet. Mix with almonds and butter and brown in skillet. Use as garnish on top of salad.
Mix as needed then serve.
*This salad should be made and served immediately as it will get soggy if stored after mixing.
CHICKEN – CHINESE CABBAGE AND BROCCOLI
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 tbsp. dry sherry
2 tbsp. sesame or vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger root or 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. toasted sesame seeds
2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, and cut in bite-size pieces
3 tbsp. peanut oil
1 c. green onions, cut in 1 inch lengths
3 c. sliced fresh broccoli flowerettes
3 c. Chinese cabbage (Bok Choy)
2 tsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp. water
Trim Chinese cabbage of all but 1 inch of green tops and slice diagonally; slices diagonally in 1/2 inch pieces (sliced regular cabbage may be used).
In medium bowl, stir together soy sauce, dry sherry, sesame or vegetable oil, garlic, ginger, sugar, and sesame seeds. Add chicken and marinate at least 1 hour. In a wok or skillet, heat peanut oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add onions, broccoli, and cabbage. Stir fry 1 minute. Transfer to dish; set aside. Add chicken mixture to wok or skillet (add more oil if needed). Stir fry until pinkness is gone, about 3 minutes.
Remove to dish with slotted spoon. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add to liquid in pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Return chicken and vegetables to sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
Pickled Beets and Eggs
2 cups beets, washed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
Small piece stick cinnamon
6 hard cooked eggs, shells removed
Place beets in boiling water and cook until tender.
Remove from pot and strip off the skin. Slice in to round pieces.
In another pot, stir together the brown sugar, vinegar, cold water, salt, and cinnamon.
Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
Add eggs and let chill at least overnight.
Beet And Potato Salad Recipe
2 cups diced cold boiled potato
1 cup diced boiled beet
2 chopped hard-boiled eggs
2 teaspoons chopped onion
Mix all ingredients, and blend with boiled dressing or cream mayonnaise.
Serve on a lettuce leaf.
4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Cut the kohlrabi into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each of the slices in half. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven to allow the Parmesan cheese to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
Kohlrabi Ham Bake Recipe
3 Tbsp butter
4 kohlrabi, peeled and diced
8 ounces thick ham, diced
2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
3 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
Pinch of mace (can substitute ground nutmeg)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the diced kohlrabi and gently cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
2 Beat the egg yolk, and whisk in the heavy cream, flour, mace, salt and pepper until well combined.
3 Place half of the cooked kohlrabi on the bottom of an oven-proof casserole dish. Layer on the diced ham and parsley. Top with the remaining kohlrabi. Pour the sauce ingredients over the kohlrabi and ham.
4 Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve immediately.