Taco Night Recipes

Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage, Mayocoba yellow beans, hand-pressed, wholegrain tortillas and Samish Bay queso fresco cheese. Top your tacos with garden-grown scallions and cilantro, plus a spoonful of locally-made chunky salsa, and you’ve got the makings of a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Sliced multigrain bread, dried Guajillo chiles, farm-fresh eggs, crisp salad greens and lemon, lime, and blood orange citrus fruits. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week

Blood Orange Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

Cilantro-Lime Rice
A fantastic side to tacos, enchiladas and more.

How-To: Cook Mayocoba Beans
You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

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!

Red Cabbage-Lime Slaw
This simple, flavorful slaw is wonderful piled on top of tacos!

Honey & Thyme-Roasted Carrots with Queso Fresco
A delightfully-fresh spin on roasted carrots.

A Taste of Tex-Mex Recipes

This week’s sunny forecast is well complemented by an equally bright lineup of Tex-Mex and summer favorites: Enjoy spicy chorizo sausage, Peruvian Mayocoba beans, spicy jalapeño peppers from Skagit County and locally-crafted, hand-pressed tortillas for taco night, as well as crunchy snap peas, cilantro, green cabbage, mixed summer squash, baby fennel, and more finds from the garden to incorporate into summery sides. Also found in your box: Farm-fresh eggs, garlic scapes and a sweet market bouquet of blooms. Here’s to good weather—and great eating!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

How-To: Cook Mayocoba Beans
You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

Cabbage Slaw with Fennel & Cilantro
This light, fresh dish is fantastic on tacos, pulled pork sandwiches or simply served as a summery side.

Chorizo Frittata
This savory-spicy frittata is delicious served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

Beet & Snap Pea Salad
This colorful salad is perfectly complemented by a lemon-honey vinaigrette.

Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette
This lovely vinaigrette is bright with lemon juice, sweet honey and fresh parsley.

Pan-Braised Radishes & Greens
Pan-roasting radish mellows its spice, lending tender texture to this side dish.

Huevos Rancheros

This classic Mexican dish beautifully showcases our farm-fresh eggs!

Ingredients:
4 eggs
4 corn tortillas
½ yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes (or 1-2 very ripe tomatoes)
½ of a 6-ounce jar of diced green Anaheim chiles
½ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
Olive oil
Butter
Freshly-chopped cilantro, for garnish
Sea salt

Method:
1. To make the sauce, sauté the onions with about a teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Once the onions are translucent, add the tomatoes and their juices. (If you are using fresh tomatoes, chop them first, then add. Note that fresh tomatoes will take longer to cook than canned ones.) Add the chopped green chiles and chipotle chili powder. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and let the sauce simmer while you prepare the rest of the dish, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste if needed.

2. To prepare the tortillas, heat a teaspoon of olive oil in another large non-stick skillet on medium high heat, coating the pan with the oil. One by on, heat the tortillas in the pan, a minute or two on each side, until they are heated through and softened. Remove to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

3. Using the same skillet, add about 2 teaspoons butter to the pan and heat the pan on medium high heat. Crack 4 eggs into the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes for runny yolks, more for firmer eggs.

4. To serve, spoon a little of the sauce onto a plate. Top with a tortilla, then a fried egg. Top with more sauce and sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Variation: Try topping each tortilla with cooked and crumbled chorizo sausage for an extra kick!

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