Bucatini Pasta with Italian Sausage & Sautéed Fiddleheads

Everyone will be asking for seconds of this extremely satisfying dish.

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh pasta of your choice, such as this week’s bucatini
1 sweet onion, peeled and diced
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 cups fiddlehead ferns, washed and patted dry with a paper towel
1 bunch Lacinato kale, greens removed from tough rib ends and then roughly chopped
4 tablespoons freshly-chopped herbs, such as a combination of basil, parsley and oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus an additional tablespoon for finishing
Grana-style cheese, grated
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Cook the pasta for 5-7 minutes in a pot of heavily salted water until al dente, or just cooked through with a bit of bite left. Reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water, then drain, and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, slice the Italian sausage links into bite-sized rounds and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through and no longer pink on the inside. Remove the sausage to a plate and set aside.

3. Wipe any excess grease from the skillet with a paper towel, then drizzle in 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add in the onion, garlic and fiddleheads and sauté until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add in the chopped kale and continue to sauté, stirring until the kale is just wilted.

4. Add the pasta and sausage back into the skillet and toss to combine with the fiddlehead-kale mixture; seasoning with salt and pepper. Add in the herbs and toss once more; if the pasta seems a little dry, moisten with the reserved pasta water. Finish by sprinkling each serving with grated Grana-style cheese and an additional swirl of olive oil.

Hearty, Healthy Italian Recipes

This week’s box is packed with the vibrant flavors of Italy, found in the forms of locally-made bucatini pasta, Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch, and soft, pillowy focaccia—plus health-boosting, vitamin-rich produce like dried Porcini mushrooms and bright radicchio, plus carrots, Cipollini onions, garlic, fennel and a bevy of citrus fruit. Farm-fresh eggs, our signature chicken stock and freshly-baked lemon knot cookies help finish off this fresh and flavorful Italian lineup; mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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Everyone will be asking for seconds of this extremely satisfying dish.

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Baked Fennel
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Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
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Fennel & Lemon Relish
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Hearty, Healthy Italian Recipes

This week’s box is packed with the vibrant flavors of Italy, found in the forms of fresh bucatini pasta, Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch, and rustic bread—plus health-boosting, vitamin-rich produce, too, from hearty kale to beautiful locally-foraged mushrooms, plus crisp carrots, winter squash, bright radicchio and fresh leeks. Enjoy these seasonal beauties alongside farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs and both crème fraîche and fromage blanc from our own creamery; mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini Pasta with Italian Sausage & Kale
Everyone will be asking for seconds of this extremely satisfying dish.

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Roasted Leeks
Seasoned with salt and pepper, roasted leeks make for a satisfying side dish.

Garlic Butter-Roasted Mushrooms
Roasted with capers and garlic, this simple mushroom dish is a real show-stopper.

Crème Fraîche Salad Dressing
Creamy, yet light, this dressing is fantastic tossed with greens and thinly-sliced radish.

Packed with Produce Recipes

From peppers to tomatoes and fennel to eggplant, this week’s box is full of fresh fall provisions! Also including such favorites as green beans, purple sprouting broccoli and meaty Porcini mushrooms, this autumnal splendor is rounded out by Gruyère cheese bread, rustic Sardinian pasta, farm-fresh eggs, and all the ingredients for a simply-rustic Meyer lemon curd tart, plus fragrant herbs and garden greens, beautiful Angelino plums and bubbly Prosecco. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Fregola Sarda Salad
A light and bright salad accented by capers, garlic and hazelnuts.

Mushroom Scramble
Serve this earthy scramble with a salad of spring greens to complete the meal.

Pickled Peppers
These addictive peppers are wonderful for snacking, or served with burgers, tacos and sandwiches.

Eggplant Caponata
This traditional Tuscan relish is lovely on toasted Gruyère cheese bread.

Stewed Green Beans with Tomatoes
Braising the beans lends them a beautiful texture!

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