Although the summer heat calls for light dishes that won't make you feel too full, sometimes you just need some good ole' comfort food. These two dishes will fill your stomach up with delicious flavors and vital nutrients. The whole family will love these dishes! We hope you enjoy.
Desired veggies of choice for shell
Rice and/or protein
Any additional veggies desired
You can choose whatever veggies you want to stuff (eggplant, squash, peppers, or cabbage leaves).
Cabbage: Cut the core of the cabbage from the head of cabbage with a paring knife and place the whole head in a pan that will fit it, with about 2 inches of water in it and steam over low heat until leaves soften and easily peel away from head. Remove large steamed leaves and set aside.
Other veggies: For round or oblong veggies, slice in half so they will sit like a bowl or a boat. Scoop out some of the insides with a spoon or knife leaving at least 1/2 inch of flesh inside the edges of your boat. Set aside what you scooped out for your stuffing mix. Lightly coat your boats and bowls with your choice of cooking oil and arrange them on a pan face down. Cook in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minute. Remove from oven and flip over. Set aside.
For the filling, chop or shred the veggies you already scooped out, and sauté them along with onion, garlic, chard or kale, and any other veggies you want to use. You can add cooked rice and proteins to the filling mixture if desired. Once veggies are soft, remove from heat. Spoon filling into veggie boats or cabbage leaves (then fold or roll like a burrito or eggroll) and arrange on a pan with a lip, or a casserole dish.
You can top your stuffed veggies with sliced tomatoes, smashed potatoes, marinara, breadcrumbs, or any other toppings you like before baking. Bake at 375 for 20-35 minutes depending on size of veggies. For large veggies, you may want to cover the pan with foil. Remove from oven once they are cooked thoroughly. Serve as a main or side dish.
Roasted Beans ‘n Roots
Cut red potatoes
Fennel (and any other dense root veggies) into one inch cubes (or smaller)
Salt and pepper
Make sure all the pieces are around the same size for even cooking. Add trimmed green beans to cut roots and toss in olive or canola oil. Add big chunks of garlic, onion, bell pepper, or other favorites if you have them. Salt and pepper to taste, or sprinkle with your favorite savory herb! Roast in a 400-degree oven for 20-25 min, or until evenly roasted. Stir veggies one time during roasting.
These are the recipes collected from the talented chefs who volunteer their time at our Fresh Stop Markets.