CSA Challenge: Checking In

The CSA Challenge is on!  In an effort to use all my fresh veggies, I’m creating new recipes, or reinventing old ones, to match up with my basket’s ingredients.

For the first day, I used two of the heirloom tomatoes to make a Caprese Pizza.  Half warm, half cool.  Totally tasty.

Caprese Pizza

  • 2 pieces garlic naanIMG_2608
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 1/4 c Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 Sliced tomatoes
  • 3 leaves basil, chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 burrata cheese
  • 1 tsp maldon sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar

Spread pesto on the naan, and sprinkle lightly with mozzarella cheese.  Broil for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted.  Top with a circle of sliced tomatoes, sprinkle with basil and onions, top with 1/2 of the burrata on each naan, sprinkle with salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Next on my list was the Broccoli.  I reinvented Beef & Broccoli and created a Pork & Broccoli stir fry.  Bonus! I used some of those green onions, too!

Orange Glazed Pork & Broccoli Stir Fry

Orange Sauce:

  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated on a microplane
  • 1 inch of ginger, minced or grated on a microplaneIMG_2630
  • 2 Tbsp Ponzu
  • 4 Tbsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch

Stir Fry Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork, sliced in long strips
  • 5 c Broccoli, chopped in large pieces
  • 6 Green Onions, sliced in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Green onion, diced, for garnish

Mix all ingredients for the sauce together and set aside.  In a Wok, over very high heat, drizzle the oil around the wok.  Add the pork and spread out into one layer.  Cook for about 1-2 minutes.  Toss the pork to cook the other side for about 1 more minute.  Add the Broccoli, and toss quickly to combine with the pork.  Put in 2 Tbsp of water and quickly cover with a lid to steam the broccoli.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until the broccoli is bright green.  Add the 6 green onions, and stir.  Stir the sauce to combine one more time and move all ingredients in the wok away from the center of the wok and add the sauce in the middle. Allow the sauce to thicken slightly and then stir all the ingredients together.  In about 1-2 minutes it will form a glaze over the pork and veggies.

Serve over steamed rice, garnished with diced green onions.  Serves 4.


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