Beef Broth / French Onion Dip
Moss Farm - Rollins
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Ginger-Sesame Slaw w/ Cabbage, Carrot, & Apple
The apple adds a nice sweetness that goes well with the fresh ginger. Serves ~4.
~1/2 a small green cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, julienned or coarsely grated
2 small apples (or 1 large), julienned or coarsely grated
1 Tbs + 1 tsp cider vinegar, plus more if needed - sub rice wine vinegar
4 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced - sub very thinly sliced white onion
1 Tbs toasted sesame seeds - if toasting your own, heat in a dry skillet until just golden
A handful of cilantro, parsley, mint, or basil, roughly chopped
3 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
1 tsp sesame oil
~1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
salt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, toss the shredded apple with 1 tsp cider vinegar. This will help keep the apple from browning while you prep the remaining slaw ingredients.
Add the shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, half the fresh herbs, and half of the toasted sesame seeds
In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, 1 Tbs cider vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste and adjust as needed.
Toss dressing with salad until everything is well-coated. Taste again and adjust seasoning to your liking. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Top with remaining fresh herbs and toasted sesame seeds just before serving.
There's something about the phrase "savory oatmeal" that I find unappealing, so I tried to come up with something better... whatever you want to call this dish, I think it's worth considering oats for something other than sweet breakfast or baked goods - though there's nothing wrong with either! This version is uses a sesame-ginger flavor profile, since you might have the ingredients from the slaw already, but there are also a few other suggestions at the end, or you can make up your own.
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
~8 oz diced vegetable/s of your choice: carrot, mushrooms, bell pepper, cabbage, frozen corn or peas..
2 tsp butter or olive oil
2 C beef bone broth (1 pint) - or any broth you want
1 C old-fashioned rolled oats
1 C spinach
salt, to taste
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Mince the garlic, grate the ginger, and cut any veggies you're using to a fine dice
Add the butter, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt to a saucepot. Sauté over medium heat for 1-2 min
Add your diced veggies with another pinch of salt, and continue to sauté for a few minutes more, or until whatever it is has softened somewhat. Timing will depend on the veggie/s.
Add the broth to the pot, turn up the heat, and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add the oats and stir to combine. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer for ~5 min, or until oats are tender and the broth has thickened.
While the oats are simmering, roughly chop the spinach. Stir it into the oats, along with the toasted sesame oil and another pinch of salt.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. If it's too thick, thin it out with a little boiling water or hot broth. Serve hot with any toppings you like: scallions or chives, cilantro, chili oil or chili crisp, toasted sesame seeds, a poached egg, jammy egg, or fried egg...
Mexican-ish Version: Omit ginger and sesame. Add 1 tsp or so of chili powder and cumin to the veggies, ~1 min before you add the broth. Top with cheddar, jack, or cotija, maybe some avocado, hot sauce or salsa, a bit of sour cream, cilantro, etc...
Italian-ish Version: Omit ginger and sesame. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and a few (or several) grinds of black pepper. Top with grated parmesan or pecorino, fresh Italian parsley or basil, perhaps a drizzle of good olive oil, maybe blistered cherry tomatoes, or grilled Italian sausages, or, or, or...
Additional Recipe Suggestions
Here's a fruit crisp recipe to use some oats and apples, plus any frozen berries you might have, and that whipping cream, if it's still around from last week!
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette - there's also a creamy carrot soup recipe here.
Colcannon - make it with cabbage or spinach, or both
2 recipes here: Quick-pickled carrots and Roasted applesauce