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.

Oktoberfest Recipes

In keeping with the warm, soulful flavors of classic Oktoberfest, this week’s lineup takes a trip to Europe with such Bavarian favorites as smoky bratwurst links, wholegrain mustard and our housemade tangy sauerkraut. Complemented by an array of fall all-stars like orange winter squash, Tropea onions, Badger Flame golden beets and orchard apples to incorporate into comforting side dishes, this box also includes bacon and roasted pork belly, crisp apple cider, melty fontina-style cheese and fresh pumpernickel bread—prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

How to Reheat Pork Belly
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
2. Remove the pork from the refrigerator to warm up slightly for about 20 minutes
3. Reheat the pork in the preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes or until crispy; enjoy on its own or serve alongside this week’s bratwurst!

Bratwurst with Caramelized Onions & Sweet Peppers
This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful!

German Potato Salad
This ultra-flavorful and satisfying side dish is best served warm.

Braised Rainbow Swiss Chard with Garlic
Another wonderful side dish to accompany this week’s classic Bavarian fare.

Honeycrisp Apple & Carrot Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw is a snap to do-ahead.

Maple Ginger Winter Squash
You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

Applesauce
This lovely, chunky applesauce pairs well with this week’s Bavarian fare.

Honeycrisp Apple & Carrot Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw is a snap to do-ahead.

Ingredients:
4 cups coarsely grated carrots (or carrots cut into very thin matchsticks)
1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and cut into matchsticks
2 teaspoons finely-snipped fresh chives

Dressing:
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1¼ teaspoons fine sea salt
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
2 tablespoons honey

Method:
1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, oil, lemon juice, salt, honey and poppy seeds. Set aside. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead.)

2. In a large bowl, toss together the carrots and apple. Spoon the dressing over the top and toss to distribute evenly. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the chives.

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