Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fresh Summer Produce

Last Saturday the hubby and I headed out to the Forsyth Farmer's Market.  It was a beautiful day and you couldn't ask for a better setting for a market...a breath taking park surrounded by Victorian homes.  Our goal when we go to the farmer's market is to come away with one complete meal and it must have one ingredient that we have never cooked before. After checking out the produce we decided we would make a salad with roasted veggies and lamb kebabs.  Our wild card ingredient was baby turnips.  We purchased the kebabs at Hunter Cattle which also had some homemade Guanciale that I couldn't resist.

For the turnips I rendered down some of the guanciale then gave them a good carmelization and finished them in the oven along with baby carrots and baby beets.  We tossed this all with a homemade vinaigrette (olive oil, balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard).  I must say I would buy the turnips again they kind of taste like a cross between a potato and a radish but the crisp outside with the salt from the guanciale was delicious and easy.  Next time your at the farmer's market give them a try.

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