Aloha Oahu Fresh members! We are experiencing an unusual start to summer, with record rain, thunder, and lightning, and we hope our farmers are doing well despite the crazy weather! This week’s bag is crazy good though, with lettuce, string beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, kale, and sweet potatoes for you to enjoy. Below are a few suggestions for using your island fresh produce! And don’t forget, you can always add specialty items to your order, such as a Big Island sirloin steak, fresh cream butter, and ginger syrup for unique drinks!
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries an easy (short) roasted version for fries, with a little cinnamon to kick it up!
Kale Slaw Tired of sauteed kale? Try this kale slaw with a cumin dijon vinaigrette and shaved carrots.
or, because I can’t resist a great frittata, try Kale, Sausage, and Feta Frittata from Bon Apetit, in the Oui Chef blog!
Pork and Shiitake Lettuce Cups…from Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals (Mark Sisson and Jennifer Meier)
3 large Shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 pound ground pork
3 chopped scallions
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
1 head lettuce
juice of 1 lime , plus wedges for garnish
Saute mushrooms for several minutes, then add pork. When pork is almost cooked through, add the scallions, tamari, and fish sauce. Saute until pork is done. Add mint, scoop into lettuce leaves, squirt with lime juice, and serve with lime wedges.