Sometimes recipes online don’t work as well as advertised. I won’t describe those. But lately, I have had very good luck trying other’s recipes to use up my CSA vegetables.
First, I tried Kirsten’s Beef and Bok Choy pie from Farm Fresh Feasts. Originally, I was going to make Sheperd’s Pie, but I needed to use lots of bok choy, and this hid it in a way I hoped the kid’s wouldn’t whine about too much.
The filling was colorful and flavorful.
My pie crust was not attractive. I have regular pie crust problems. I think that is why I like the walnut pie crust so much. But I am working on that….
The kids absolutely LOVED it! Kirsten said this is one of her family’s favorites and I have to agree.
We will definitely be making this again.
Thank you for sharing Kirsten! 🙂
The other recipe we really enjoyed was Patrick’s General Tso’s Chicken from Foodie Friday on Brown Paper Tickets. I don’t think I have ever tried General Tso’s Chicken, not in a Chinese restaurant even, not even in China. But it sounded yummy and I had most of the right ingredients…
I substituted cooking greens for the broccoli, but with great results.
Breading the chicken bits with cornstarch before deep frying made a colossal mess in the kitchen. I fried the chicken bits in a cast iron dutch oven in only about 1 inch of hot shortening and turned them with tongs.
This recipe also had the advantage of allowing me to pull out the wok I have had since my college days. 🙂
And I have now successfully used all my greens and my peppers.
Thank you Patrick. This is a new favorite as well.