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Wondering what to make with all the yummy food you buy at Pike Central Farm Market? You can find loads of recipes on their website, but we’re sharing a couple of especially good ones here. (And don’t forget … you can find locally grown fruit and veggies, all-natural meat, gourmet baked goods, artisan bread, fresh eggs, handcrafted soaps, and lots of other goods and food at the Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 to 1:30 at 5992 Executive Blvd.)
Tomato & Basil Salad
4-5 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 lb. firm tomatoes, peeled and sliced
6-8 fresh basil leaves, torn into 2-3 pieces
Extra virgin olive oil
Combine first three ingredients; let stand at least 20 minutes.
Arrange tomato on a serving platter and top with basil. Pour oil to coat over top. Pour marinade over top. Let stand, basting occasionally, several hours. Serve with bread.
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
1 pound fresh green beans
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
2 tsp. rice vinegar (not seasoned)
1 Tbsp. sunflower or safflower oil
1/2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
1 1⁄2 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted
Cook the beans in salt water until tender (5-7 minutes). Plunge into ice water to stop cooking, drain and dry on paper towels.
Stir together rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Heat a large skillet with safflower oil and add in garlic. When the garlic starts to color, add the ginger. Add in the green beans and sauté for 1-2 minutes, then add the vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil mixture. Cook until the beans are glazed, then toss in the sesame seeds.