Here are some fresh new recipes to guide you when using the produce you got this week. Don’t forget to tag us on social media with pictures of the recipes you recreate, @weeklyfig. Enjoy!
Low Country Boil
- 2 quarts water
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1/4 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 pound baby red potatoes
- 2 ounces kielbasa sausage thickly sliced
- 6 raw shrimp
- 1/4 pound green beans trimmed
- 2 ears corn husked and cut in half
- 1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or ghee melted
Combine water, Old Bay, cumin, cayenne, tarragon, allspice and bay leaf in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp, green beans, corn and onions and boil until the shrimp are pink and the vegetables are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain and serve with butter (or ghee) for dipping.
Add potatoes and sausage and boil until the potatoes are almost tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
Add shrimp, green beans, corn and onions and boil until the shrimp are pink and the vegetables are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain and serve with butter (or ghee) for dipping.
Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Foil Packs
- 4 aluminum foil sheets large enough to wrap around one chicken breast
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 zucchini sliced into rounds
- 1/2 bell pepper any color
- 6 asparagus spears
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- olive oil
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
For each foil pack, prepare two sheets of aluminum foil; place the sheets one on top of the other for durability.
Place one chicken breast on each stacked pair of foil sheets; season with salt and fresh ground pepper. Brush each chicken breast with 1 to 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
Divide equally and arrange vegetables around each chicken breast; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle chicken and vegetables with little olive oil.
Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Transfer foil packets to the preheated grill rack and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done, turning once.
Chicken is done when thermometer reads 165 F. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare chicken as directed above.
Seal the packets closed and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils; put the packets under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from broiler. Brush with more barbecue sauce. (optional)
Warm Collard Quinoa Salad
- 1/2 cup Quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 garlic clove pealed
- 1/2 bunch collard greens
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/4 onion diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- Ground black pepper
First, place quinoa in a fine strainer, rinse under cold running water for 2 or 3 minutes and drain for a few minutes.
Bring water to a boil in a medium pan, add the quinoa, a clove of garlic and salt. Turn down the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for about 15 or 20 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy. Remove the garlic clove from the pan as it was only used for flavouring.
Cut and trim the stems away from the collard. Stack a few the leaves on top of each other, roll tightly and slice the leaves. Wash and set aside to drain.
In a skillet, add the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until the onions are soft and golden.
Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Turn the heat to low and add the collard greens, stirring until wilted. Turn the heat to low and add the collard greens, stirring until wilted.
Finally, add the cooled quinoa and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil plus a little extra added later
- 2 chicken breast sliced into thin strips
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 3 cups sliced cabbage
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 large carrot sliced
- 2 cloves garlic finely diced
- 3½ tablespoons coconut aminos or 3 tablespoons Tamari sauce
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large frying pan or a wok over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes each side, then remove to a bowl with all the juices.
Place the pan back over high heat and add another teaspoon of coconut oil. Add the ginger, cabbage, broccolini and carrot and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a splash of water (about 2 tablespoons), garlic, coconut aminos sauce, lime juice and return the chicken meat to the pan. Mix through.
Cook altogether for 2 more minutes, stirring frequently. Finally, drizzle with a little sesame oil and stir through. Serve while hot!
Sauteed Purple Kale with a Fried Egg
- ½ cup olive oil divided
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 cups curly kale cleaned and cut into bite sized pieces
- 6 small shallots peeled and cut in half lengthwise
- 2 eggs
- 2 dashes fresh ground pepper
- ½ teaspoons salt
Heat a good few glugs of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the kale and a pinch or two of salt. Toss until cooked through, about 5 minutes. It should be green and still a touch crunchy. Taste for seasoning and remove from heat.
While kale cooks, heat a skillet (dry) over high heat until hot-hot! Add the shallots, cut side down, and let them cook until blackened on the bottom, 5-6 minutes. Turn shallots and remove from heat.
In another skillet (or the same, just remove the shallots and wipe it off) over medium-high heat, add a thin layer of olive oil and let it get hot. Crack the eggs into the pan (they should immediately sizzle and sputter) and cover lightly with a plate or pot-lid. Let cook until whites are set but yolks are runny, 3 minutes.
Pile the kale onto plates and top with shallots and fried egg. Sprinkle with some flaky salt and fresh ground pepper.