The Italian Classic Recipes

As they say, the classics never go out of style, and this week we are sharing the ingredients for one of our all-time favorites—lasagna! Craft your own using our housemade marinara sauce, fresh lasagna sheets and a trio of rich, creamy cheeses (fresh ricotta, grated Parmesan and goat mozzarella), then bake and pair it with warm focaccia and perhaps a salad of fresh spring greens. Also included: Farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs and seasonal favorites such as pea shoots and locally-foraged Morel mushrooms—as they say in Italy, mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pea Shoot & Arugula Salad with Radishes & Hazelnuts
This stellar salad from Food & Wine is beautifully balanced with peppery greens and radishes and sweet pea shoots.

Asparagus with Salt & Pepper Whipped Cream
Topped with decadent cream, this simple side dish is just delicious.

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Broccoli with Vin Cotto
Coated in a balsamic vinegar glaze, this garlic-flecked broccoli makes for a warm, homey side.

Morel Mushroom & Asparagus Eggs Benedict
Served over toasted bread, this eggs Benedict is truly stunning.

Roasted Blood Oranges
These gorgeous oranges are a wonderful addition to a cheeseboard; or, remove the rinds and toss into a salad!

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon

The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch medium radishes
1½ tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Brush a large heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Cut off all but ½ inch of green radish tops; reserve trimmed tops and rinse them well, checking for grit. Coarsely chop radish tops and set aside. Cut radishes lengthwise in half and place in a medium bowl. Add 1½ tablespoons olive oil and toss thoroughly to coat. Place radishes, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet; sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Roast until radishes are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes. Season to taste with more coarse kosher salt, if desired.

2. Melt butter in a heavy small skillet over medium-high heat. Add pinch of coarse kosher salt to skillet and cook until butter browns, swirling skillet frequently to keep butter solids from burning, about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in fresh lemon juice.

3. Transfer roasted radishes to warmed shallow serving bowl and drizzle brown butter over. Sprinkle with chopped radish tops and serve.

Pea Shoot & Arugula Salad with Radishes & Hazelnuts

This stellar salad from Food & Wine is beautifully balanced with peppery greens and radishes and sweet pea shoots.

Ingredients:
½ cup hazelnuts
1½ tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon minced shallot
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups arugula greens
2 cups pea shoots
6 Pink Beauty radishes, trimmed and very thinly sliced on a mandoline
1 fennel bulb, halved lengthwise, cored and very thinly sliced on a mandoline
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast until they are fragrant and the skins blister, about 14 minutes. Transfer the toasted hazelnuts to a kitchen towel and let cool slightly, then vigorously rub the nuts together to remove the skins. Coarsely chop the nuts.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the Champagne vinegar with the Dijon mustard, honey and minced shallot. Add the extra-virgin olive oil and whisk until blended. Season the vinaigrette with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the arugula, pea shoots, radishes, fennel and chopped hazelnuts and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and serve right away.
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Southwest Flavor Recipes

Nothing perks up the taste buds quite like the flavors of the Southwest, so enjoy the region’s smoky, spicy style this week with fixings for a build-your-own-taco night: Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage, locally-crafted whole-wheat tortillas and both our fresh housemade pico de gallo and Southwest Ranch dressing. Accented by radishes, turnips, avocado, limes and even the first strawberries of the season, plus multigrain bread and farm-fresh eggs, this spectacular lineup will do the Southwest proud.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Avocado-Radish Slaw
This creamy-yet-crunchy slaw would be fantastic layered into your taco this week.

Chorizo Scramble
Or, try breakfast burritos this week: Just whip up this spicy scramble and serve it in tortillas with cheese and pico de gallo on top!

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette
A fresh blend of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.

Spring Greens with Butter-Poached Radishes
This earthy salad is beautiful topped with buttery radishes.

Charred Scallion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

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