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.

Purple Carrot-Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro

This light, fresh slaw adds great flavor and texture to this week’s fish tacos.

Ingredients:
½-1 head green cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
2-3 purple carrots, coarsely grated
1 Jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
¾ cup freshly-chopped cilantro
½ cup sour cream or crème fraîche
Juice from 2 limes
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

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

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

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.

Ingredients:
1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and chopped in half
1 Walla Walla sweet onion, peeled and finely diced
1 Jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Sea salt

Method:
1. Combine tomatoes, onion, and Jalapeño pepper in a medium bowl. Add the cilantro, then drizzle lime juice over the salsa. Season generously with sea salt, to taste. Allow to sit 10-20 minutes on the countertop for flavors to fully combine.

Treviso Radicchio Salad with Feta

This is one of those salads that hits all four flavors—bitter, salty, sweet and sour, all in one bite.

Ingredients:
1 large head Treviso radicchio
¼ cup pitted dates
4 ounces sheep’s milk feta cheese
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Separate the leaves of the radicchio and rinse and dry thoroughly, then chop the leaves into large chunks. Place in a large serving bowl.

2. Slice the dates into long slivers and sprinkle over the radicchio. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and the red pepper flakes, then drizzle the olive oil over. Squeeze the lime juice and crumble the feta cheese over everything, and grind pepper freshly from a pepper mill. Toss and serve immediately.

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