Week 4 of Cooperative Buying: Recipes
This week we need to discuss the concept of a mirepoix. This mixture of chopped vegetables serves as a flavor base for a variety of many soups, stews, stir-fries, stocks and sauces – great winterfare! A typical mirepoix consists of celery, onions and carrots. Leeks can serve as a substitute for the onions and bok choy can serve as a substitute for celery. To make a mirepoix, all you need to do is sauté your base vegetables in a pot with some oil – then add the rest of your ingredients! Soups are a wonderful winter-time way for you to use up a lot of your vegetables; and it’s a dish that can be eaten over the course of the week – frozen and saved for later! A mirepoix is an excellent and versatile way to use your abundance of onions, carrots and that oft-overlooked celery!
Here are some additional recipes/ideas using some of the produce in your Week 4 box!
• Butternut Squash & Sage Soup
• Eggs Nested in Sautéed Chard & Mushrooms
• Potatoes, Leeks & Carrots in Parchment
• White Beans in Cabbage
• Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce & Sesame Seeds
• Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beets