Spring Delights Recipes

Just in time for your Easter weekend gatherings, this week’s lineup sings of spring with bright and fresh ingredients. Starring fixings for a homey, flavorful meal comprised of locally-smoked ham hocks, heirloom dried beans, and corn muffins, this delivery also includes multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, our handcrafted chicken stock and an array of fresh produce from the garden—baby golden beets to fragrant garlic and French fingerling potatoes to collard greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Smoked Ham Hocks with Braised Collard Greens & Beans
This recipe yields a flavorful and comforting dish that combines the smoky richness of ham hocks with the earthy flavors of collard greens and beans.

Roasted Baby Golden Beets with Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Glaze
This side dish is bright, fresh and bursting with flavor!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Butter
A lovely side to this week’s suggested main dish.

Honey Glazed Carrots with Thyme
A quick and easy way to enjoy spring carrots.

Charred Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on toasted bread.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Butter

A lovely side to this week’s suggested main dish.

Ingredients:
1½ pounds fingerling potatoes, washed and halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
Lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
Fresh chive sprigs for garnish
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 400°. In a large bowl, toss the halved fingerling potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper until evenly coated. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

2. Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden and tender. Flip the potatoes halfway through cooking for even browning.

3. While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the chive butter. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, chopped fresh chives, minced garlic (if using), and lemon zest. Mix until well combined.

4. Once the potatoes are roasted, transfer them to a serving dish. Dollop the chive butter mixture over the hot roasted fingerling potatoes, allowing it to melt and coat the potatoes. Garnish with additional fresh chive sprigs for a pop of color and added freshness.

Fennel & Potato Frittata with Fromage Blanc

This frittata offers a savory and flavorful way to enjoy the unique taste of fennel while incorporating wholesome ingredients perfect for a hearty breakfast.

Ingredients:
6 large eggs
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 small onion, or 2-3 Cipollini onions, thinly sliced
1 medium potato, peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup fromage blanc
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Fresh chopped herbs (such as parsley or chives) for garnish (optional)

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced fennel, onion, and potato to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the whisked eggs evenly over the cooked vegetables in the skillet. Use a spatula to gently lift the edges of the frittata, allowing the uncooked eggs to flow underneath. Dollop the fromage blanc over the frittata in spoonfuls.

3. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the frittata until the eggs are set and the top is lightly golden, about 12-15 minutes. Once cooked, remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool slightly. Sprinkle fresh chopped herbs over the top for added flavor and garnish. Slice the frittata into wedges and serve warm.

Tatties & Neeps

The Irish classic!

Ingredients:
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 pounds rutabaga or turnips, peeled and cubed
¼ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Place potatoes and rutabaga or turnips in a large pot; cover with water.

2. Bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. Add butter and mustard powder; mash until well incorporated.

3. Stir in the scallions, and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

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