Monday, August 31, 2009

Jalapenos!



Another CSA round today. I had to re-organize my fridge to make everything fit. I also had a bunch of left-overs from last time to sort through. After two shares full of potatoes, my fridge is overwhelmed. I had to put a cardboard box on my bottom shelf to hold all of my potatoes. I counted 16! I mix of red, white, and russet potatoes. Thanks to a hint from mystic domestica, I'm going to put a good portion of these to use in a potato corn chowder. Maybe I'll look into potato salad? Or have baked potato night! Mmm, yes!

The most absurd part of my share was the quantity of jalapenos we received. I usually have half a jalapeno lying in a ziploc in my fridge, since I nearly never find use for a whole one. Our share for the day included 16 jalapenos. Can you believe that? It was the first thing I noticed when I got to bridget, before I could even sign in. What am I going to do with all those jalapenos? Well, I'm already thinking of a jalapeno butter with corn that I tasted at Diner. I'm also thinking of pickling them, but that doesn't thrill me. La Superior serves jalapeno rellenos that I love--I'm wondering if I can try those. Ideas? I also need something new to do with my batch of beets. I'm beet pesto-ed out.

Maybe I'll have another taco night and make this esquites recipe from New York mag. I do have a new batch of epazote.

2 comments:

JC said...

Gosh, what do you do with that many jalapenos... breaded jalapeno poppers, maybe? Or! You could make your own hot sauce!

marina said...

definitely poppers...but, i really like the idea of hot sauce!