My Full Circle Order – Week of May 22nd “Good Grilling”
One of the best benefits of being a Full Circle member is the ease of modifying my order. It allows me to plan out meals, choose from growers that are as close or as far away as I like and generally create my perfect delivery. I hope that this blog will help you make the most out of your Full Circle order and maybe give you a few recipes and ideas to put in your culinary toolbox – Gabriel
I know it’s supposed to rain again. I mean it is only May. But I want to believe, I really do. If just for a second, that summer is here and that it’s all warm freshly cut grass days of grilling, swimming and hammock hanging. Luckily, as I write this, we’re getting some sun and warmth, so long deserved, if but just for a second.
Nothing heralds summer’s quiet approach like a hot grill. Looking at my order for next week I see glimpses of this—shish kebabs anyone? So with just a few deft changes, switching out carrots for bell peppers, apples for zucchini, my box looks like this:
Green Bell Peppers
White Sweet Corn
Green Leaf Lettuce
That along with a few green grocery items—lamb chops, top sirloin steaks, beef ribs and it’s there. Can you see it? The perfect summer shish kebabs and delicious grill-ables for a number of meals. That way, even if the rain comes, I can still fire up the grill and relive the sunny days.
For starters, some guacamole and chips, made from avocado, cilantro and tomatoes. I’ll have to add a few jalapenos for spice and a red onion. For some great grilled sides the Mashed Smoky Eggplant and grilled corn. The recipe for the eggplant will be in your Farm Notes, so check it out.
I’ll use the zucchini, mushrooms, bell pepper, tomatoes, and red onion, along with pieces of top sirloin for shish kebabs. If you have vegetarian guests, try a tandoori style spice and yogurt blend and marinade the eggplant in that, adding it to your kebabs.
For dessert a little fruit salad with cantaloupe, mango, fromage blanc or creme fraiche, mint and honey. Maybe just a splash of some sparkling white wine for tartness. That sounds delicious. In fact, I think I’m going to suss that out this weekend and come to you next week with a good cantaloupe recipe.
Either that or the tandoori marinade. I know a great recipe that involves microwaving lemons and garlic, scraping out the pulp and then blending the soft rinds and garlic with a variety of other spices for a delicious marinade.
I’ll let you decide, cantaloupe fruit salad with mint or Tandoori marinade? Until next week, eat well, be happy—oh, and enjoy the sun.