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I managed to make off with two bags of loose Beets, by trading my bag of Broccoli. Only one of us in this house is really wild about broccoli and since I have some left from last week, I decided to ditch this week’s bag. And, because I have the leftover broccoli, along with smallage (soup celery) and Carrots, I think I am headed for soup at least one night this week. With the Beets, I plan to make Pressure Cooker Beet Risotto (previous recipe), as well as Roasted Beets with Ricotta Salata (on sale this week at Whole Foods).
This week’s box also included Agretti, a tasty vegetable/herb originally from Italy. We had it last year, and some folks are not too wild about it, so I ended up with two bunches this week. I enjoy the slightly tart taste, and like to sauté it with olive oil and garlic, then drizzle sesame oil over the top for a nice Asian-themed side dish. Leftovers are great cold! I found a few other recipes including Lemon Garlic Agretti and Frittata Con Agretti, as well as this yummy sounding Agretti Spaghetti recipe I found on the Two Small Farms site:
Matthew K’s Agretti Spaghetti
[for two people]
1/2 pound spaghetti (or other pasta, see note below)
handful of agretti
1 link Italian Sausage
2 green garlics or spring shallots, minced
1 Cup ricotta cheese
Clean the agretti and remove the “bulbs”
Boil agretti with spaghetti in salted water according to the cooking time on the spaghetti box.
While the pasta is cooking, brown Italian Sausage in a pan with green garlic with a bit of olive oil.
Drain the pasta and return to cooking pot, mix all ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste. For a little kick, throw in some red pepper flakes. Serve.
Note: for best results, choose a pasta that cooks in 7-9 minutes.
The rest of the box included Strawberries, Mint, Fresh Shallots, Carrots and Bok Choy.
So, without further ado, here is my Menu Plan for the week of April 20th:
Sunday: Beet Risotto (see recipe below), grilled meat, green salad
Monday: Potage of veggies (see recipe from last week), roasted Beets with ricotta salata, bread
Wednesday: Agretti Spaghetti, sautéed Carrots, bread
Thursday: Fish with teriyaki marinade, cold Agretti salad, sautéed Bok Choy, soba noodles with edamame
Friday: TGIF with mini-block party
Be sure to check out Laura’s Org Junkie site for more Menu Plan Monday ideas!