Archive for the 'Tat Soi' Category

Mustard Saag

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Sara Jones, Tucson CSA

You will want two bunches of greens for this recipe. If you
have extra mustard greens from last week, use those. Or,
add the leafy parts of your tatsoi or pac choi to your
mustard greens. This dish goes well with rice and lentils.

2 bunches mustard greens, washed and finely chopped
1/2 green chile (or to taste), finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, mashed
1 inch ginger, grated and mashed with garlic
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons oil and/or butter

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add
cumin seeds and stir for about 20 seconds, then add chiles
and garlic and ginger paste. Stir quickly for another 20
seconds then add mustard greens. Stir to coat with oil and
spices. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook for 5-
10 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure you don’t
need to add water to prevent burning. When greens are
completely wilted, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Winter Greens Lasagna or Pasta

Monday, July 24th, 2006

(what to do with the wilting winter greens) (Laura)

Saute garlic and pine nuts in olive oil, add greens and lightly saute with lid on pan to conserve heat and steam.
I added some white wine, which made them really tasty.

Saute your greens in some olive oil and garlic until wilted.

In a separate pan, make a bechamel cheese sauce (Joy of Cooking has an easy and basic recipe).  Basically, you melt a quarter stick of butter in a pan, add a tablespoon of flour and a cup of milk (slowly) while stirring. Add a small, clove-studded
onion (or an onion plus a bit of ground cloves). Simmer while stirring for 5-10 minutes.  Then you add cheese until you like the consistency. I used a little ricotta, goat cheese, and parmesan.  You can use olive oil rather than butter.

For the lasagna, toss the sauce and the sauteed greens together and layer between dry lasagna noodles and put in the oven. My lasagna was an utter failure because I tried to boil the noodles first. In case of failure, try…

Winter green pasta!
Toss the greens with your favorite pasta noodle and pour sauce over them.

The mustard greens are SUPER tasty with the cheese sauce. Trader Joe’s has really cheap fancy cheeses – especially the goat ones.

Scalloped Potatoes and Greens

Monday, July 24th, 2006

By Philippe, Tucson CSA

4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 bunch scallions (or I’Itoi onions), sliced
1 bunch greens (any greens), sliced in ribbons
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 dash nutmeg
1 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 350˚. Lightly grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add scallions and sauté for one minute. Stir in flour until smooth.

Add milk and stir until thick and bubbly. Add salt, pepper, mustard and nutmeg. Stir in greens. Pour mixture over potatoes and mix well, but gently. Pour the potato mixture into baking dish. Cover with foil.

Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15-20
minutes, or until potatoes are tender.