Roasted Endive with Walnut Vinaigrette

This warm side pairs beautifully with this week’s halibut.

Ingredients:
12 Red Belgian endive
Olive oil
Sea salt

For vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon sugar
6 tablespoons walnut oil
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Trim the bottoms off the endive and cut each in half lengthwise. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Toss to evenly coat and arrange the endive cut-side down. Roast until tender and browned in spots, about 25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and sugar. Slowly whisk in the walnut oil to emulsify. Stir in the toasted walnuts and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4. Transfer the endive to a serving platter and spoon vinaigrette over top.

Radicchio Salad with Apples, Blue Cheese & Dried Cranberries

This beautiful salad is light and fresh, a perfect pairing for fall’s heartier pastas, risottos and soups.

Ingredients:
4 cups salad greens, washed and patted dry
1 cup radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
1 apple, cored and diced
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
¾ cup walnuts
¼ dried cranberries
Italian Parsley-Caper Vinaigrette (see recipe)
Fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In large bowl combine the greens, radicchio and apple slices. Drizzle about ¼ cup of the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to incorporate, then add more as desired. Top salad with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries. Add fresh ground pepper over if needed.

F&L Apple Cake

Moist and incredibly flavorful, this apple cake comes together in just minutes!

Ingredients:
F&L apple cake mix
2 eggs
2 apples, cored and diced
Toasted walnuts and cranberries

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and diced apples with the toasted walnuts and cranberries from this week’s delivery, and stir well to combine.

2. Pour batter into a greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.

Fava Shoot Salad with Walnuts

This bright and fresh salad shines a spotlight on light, tender, succulent fava greens.

Ingredients:
4 cups packed fava leaves/shoots
2 Cara Cara oranges zested, segmented, and juices reserved (use zest for dressing)
2 grapefruits segmented and juices reserved
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup toasted and chopped walnuts

Method:
1. To make the dressing, combine the reserved orange juices and grapefruit juices with the shallot, salt, pepper, and orange zest in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until well blended.

2. Place the fava leaves in a large serving bowl and lightly toss with the dressing. (You might not use all of it.)

3. Divide the fava leaves among four plates and arrange the orange and grapefruit segments around the leaves. Sprinkle the feta and walnuts on top, then garnish with a few fava flowers and a pinch of orange zest on each plate.

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