Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Farm Fresh Delivery and Baked Fish and Chips

Last week I came home to a pretty exciting package waiting in my kitchen. It was a box of fresh fruit and veggies from Farm Fresh to You.

Farm Fresh to You is a California based company that delivers local farm produce right to your door. This delivery was courtesy of two of our amazing friends who gifted us a biweekly Farm Fresh subscription as a wedding present. Needless to say I was pretty stoked and have had visions of a little personal top chef challenge like, "Cook whatever is in the box!!" Our first delivery was a bit of a grab bag and contained turnips, sweet potatoes, asparagus, oranges, strawberries and the freshest romaine lettuce I have ever crunched into. The fruit was readily eaten, the romaine made a few springy salads and we've slowly been making our way through the rest of the box.

If you like to cook and are looking to shake up your usual ingredients I highly recommend trying out a small subscription. The quality of the ingredients is high and for busy people without time to get to the grocery store it's nice to have your fruit and veggies taken care of. Tonight I used two of the sweet potatoes and the turnips to whip up a healthy version of my favorite pub standard... fish and chips!

Turnip and Sweet Potato "Fries" - makes 2 big servings
1 medium sweet potato
2-3 turnips
2 teaspoons olive oil

-Peel and cut the sweet potatoes and turnips into fry size pieces
-Toss in a bowl with olive oil and season well with salt
-Put on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until soft in the middle.
-Toss the baking sheet after about 20 minutes

Panko Baked Fish - makes 2 big servings and tastes SO good :)
4 small filets tilapia
1 egg white
2 spoonfuls whole wheat flour
1/2 cup panko flakes

-Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
-Spray a large baking sheet with Pam
-Season tilapia with salt and pepper
-Dredge tilapia in the whole wheat flour
-Dip tilapia in the egg white and then let excess egg white drip off
-Spread the panko flakes over a plate and dip the fish to coat in flakes
-Put tilapia on the pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked through (turn the tilapia over halfway through.)


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