Garlic-Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry

Serve this fragrant stir-fry with noodles and a side of this week’s pork pelmeni; alternatively, we also love topping each serving with a fried egg and extra hot sauce.

Ingredients:
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup hoisin sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons freshly-grated ginger
1- 2 tablespoons Sun Sauce or Sriracha (optional)
2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
8 ounces mushrooms, such as Shiitake, washed and sliced if very large
2 cups green beans, trimmed of ends and cut in half
1 cup carrots, peeled and thinly-sliced into rounds
1 Lesya pepper, de-seeded and cut into strips
6 cups greens, such as a combination of Red Cloud Asian greens, pea shoots and baby bok choy
1 yellow onion, cut into slices
1 bunch scallions, trimmed of root ends and minced

Method:
1. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger and Sun Sauce or Sriracha until combined.

2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the sesame or vegetable oil to heat and then add all the prepped vegetables and greens. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic-ginger sauce. Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, tossing to coat the veggies with the sauce. Serve with scallions and sesame seeds on top, if desired.

Grilled Corn & Poblano Salad

Smoky, a little spicy and very summery, this salad with a snap to prepare.

Ingredients:
4 ears of corn, in husks
2 Poblano chiles
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¾ teaspoon hot sauce (such as Frank’s)
Sea salt
Vegetable oil (for grill)

Method:
1. Prepare a grill for medium heat; oil grate. Whisk lime juice and hot sauce in a medium bowl; season with salt. Set dressing aside.

2. Grill corn (still in husks) and chiles, turning occasionally, until corn is charred all over (husks will be nicely blackened and some of the kernels will become deeply browned in spots) and chiles are blackened in spots and crisp-tender, 10–12 minutes for corn and 8–10 minutes for chiles. Transfer to a platter and let cool slightly before shucking corn.

3. Slather corn with butter, then cut kernels from cobs into bowl with reserved dressing. Remove seeds from chiles and chop. Add to corn along with scallions. Toss to combine; season corn salad with salt.

Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta

A true homage to summer, this salad from The Splendid Table is cool, crisp and juicy.

Ingredients:
2 medium cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1½ cups ripe summer melon, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
¼ cup mint leaves, torn
1 heaping tablespoon finely-chopped scallion tops
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon high-quality olive oil
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Sprinkle the cucumber with salt, roll up the pieces in a double thickness of paper towel and let rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Unwrap and pat dry.

2. Rub a serving bowl with the garlic. Add the cucumber, melon, mint, scallions, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of oil. Gently combine. Season to taste with more oil or vinegar, salt and pepper.

3. Top with the crumbled cheese and eat immediately.

Taco Time Recipes

Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage and hand-pressed, wholegrain tortillas. Top your tacos with garden-grown scallions, radishes and chopped papalo herbs, plus a spoonful of locally-made chunky salsa—or one of your own making with this week’s tomatillos—and you’ve got all the makings of a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Sliced multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, crisp salad greens, a trio of smoky-spicy peppers and a medley of tomatoes, plus limes and beautiful white donut peaches. Enjoy!

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 tacos this week: Just whip up this spicy scramble and serve it in tortillas with cheese and salsa on top!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Great served with chips, or mixed into rice, this awesome salsa also makes excellent sauce for enchiladas!

Scallion Relish
This peppy relish from Martha Stewart adds flavor to the likes of scrambled eggs or even this week’s tacos.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini or tossed in with cooked quinoa.

Mojito Cocktail
The ultimate summer refresher, crafted with fresh Mojito mint and lime.

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