Friday, August 13, 2010

Recipes for all of your summer produce

From my inbox...

Reader Jessica: "I have loads of green beans. What can I do besides steam them?"

Reader Lucy: "I need a good recipe for stuffed zucchini. We have so much out of our garden and I need to think of some things to do with it. Any other suggestions?"

Reader Pam: "Corn. Help. I have a ton of it."

Ladies, do not fret. You know me, always out to help a gal. I have come to your rescue with a few recipes ideas as you set out on your summer produce voyage. Let's take advantage of what summer has to give us. Like Julia's quote says above, you don't have to get too crazy with your cooking to make things taste fantastic. Just take some perfect produce and perfect upon it. And here are some ideas for just that...

Cindy's Fresh Corn Salad
Red Bell Corn Chowder
Sauteed Corn with Ginger and Mint

Green Beans:
Roasted Green Beans
Green Beans with Bacon and Crispy Garlic Butter
Roasted Sesame and Panko-coated Green Beans

Yellow Squash:
Chorizo and Yellow Squash Tacos
Creamy, Spicy Yellow Squash Soup
Grilled Balsamic Yellow Squash

Bird's Citrus Zucchini Spaghetti
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Italian-style Stuffed Zucchini
Zucchini and Bell Pepper Enchiladas
Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cucumber Tomato Salad
Eggplant Pomodoro
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Roasted Bell Pepper, Corn and Tomato Soup with Spicy Shrimp

LIKE THE JULIA CHILD QUOTE ABOVE? Stay tuned for a giveaway for that print, courtesy of my brilliant sister Megan.


Carolyne said...


The Chick said...

do we need to blanch the green beans first -for the panko coated green beans recipe- i read that post and it doesn't say anything about blanching, so should I assume that the green beans will be fully cooked by the end of the 10-15 min in the oven?

Thanks! Happy Friday!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Oh, oh, oh I really want that print! I have been looking for some cool stuff for our kitchen and while I did find some cool vintage vegetable seed packet labels, this print rocks!

rookie cookie said...

@Chick - No need to blanch. These will cook just fine in the oven. If your green beans seem large for their size, increase the time by a few minutes and decrease the oven temperature by 25 degrees.

JerseyBaby said...

This is so awesome with all of the beans and squash our CSA has been delivering. Woman can not live on zucchini bread alone (or so I've been told).


modern myrtle said...

My favorite grocery store has dirt cheap and fabulous produce right now. You just helped me plan next week's meals. Thanks! :)

And, I love the new print! That sister of yours is a creative genius. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the giveaway.

jen said...

love it all, the quote, the abundance of garden fresh food, and your rockin recipes.