Taco Night Recipes

Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with wild-caught Pacific Cod from Alaska, locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas and rich Cotija cheese. Top your fish tacos with a flavorful, lime-kissed carrot slaw and cherry tomato pico de gallo (see recipes for details!), serve with a black bean-red chile tamale and a side of buttery Mayocoba beans and you’ve got a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Stollen bread, farm-fresh eggs and fun, fresh produce like radish microgreens, avocados, Jalapeño peppers and Cara Cara oranges. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo
This classic-style pico de gallo is fantastic atop tacos, scrambled eggs and of course, served as a dip with chips.

Purple Carrot-Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro
This light, fresh slaw adds great flavor and texture to this week’s fish tacos.

How-To: Cook Mayocoba Beans
You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Blood Oranges
This lovely salad from Ina Garten is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Crispy Parsnip Chips
These lightly-salted baked chips are a wonderful afternoon snack.

Black Radish Cream
Substitute this zingy spread for horseradish in your favorite recipes.

Cabbage-Fennel Slaw with Cilantro

This light, fresh dish is fantastic on tacos, pulled pork sandwiches or simply served as a summery side.

Ingredients:
½-1 head Savoy cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, trimmed of fronds, cored and very thinly sliced
2-3 carrots, coarsely grated
¾ cup freshly-chopped cilantro
½ cup sour cream or crème fraîche
½ cup milk
Juice from 1 lime or lemon
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

Method:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream or crème fraîche with milk and lime juice. Season to taste with fresh ground pepper.

2. In a separate bowl, combine cabbage, fennel, carrots and cilantro. Drizzle with dressing, tossing to coat. Season with more pepper as desired and salt to taste.

Ginger-Carrot Soup

This bright soup from The Splendid Table is super flavorful thanks to a kick of fresh ginger and orange juice.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
4 cups chopped carrots
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, finely-grated fresh peeled ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
14-ounce can coconut milk
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, broth, orange juice, ginger, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Remove from the heat. Puree with immersion blender or food processor, until very smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Reheat the soup over medium heat until hot. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

Carrot Top Pesto

This verdant pesto from Diane Morgan’s Roots would be wonderful drizzled over this week’s risotto for added brightness!

Ingredients:
1 cup lightly-packed carrot leaves
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic scape
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, or other favorite nut such as pecans, walnuts or almonds
¼ cup grated Grana-style cheese
Sea salt

Method:
1. In a food processor, combine the carrot leaves, oil, garlic scape, and salt, and process until finely minced. Add the pine nuts and pulse until finely chopped. Add the Parmesan and pulse just until combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

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