Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Vegetables "Polonaise"

Witamy!  
We love vegetables from the farm.  

When just picked, they are so fresh, vibrant and full of flavor.  Now that we’re in the primo harvesting season we’re eating a lot more green, yellow and orange stuff than ever before.  Right now in our fridge and pantry we’ve got: fresh asparagus, a yellow cauliflower, green & yellow beans,  a big bunch of very young carrots, orange beets,

 kale, and some zucchini we just brought home.  We hope the two of us can eat all that before it spoils. We see a couple of vegetarian meals in our near future!

But...Peter is always encouraging Laura to add layers of flavor to the vegetables. 

She’s happy with just a little butter and salt & pepper,  but Peter is all about attacking his taste buds with the flavors of garlic, herbs, infused oils, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, and more.

One delicious and easy way to satisfying
his flavor cravings is to prepare the vegetables the Polish way - “polonaise style.” 

This works with brussels sprouts,  beans, asparagus,  cauliflower,  young carrots, or whatever you can get at the market.  In fact, this preparation will work well with frozen vegetables (egads!) if you are pressed for time.  Try it tonight!


Serves 6
1½ pounds of vegetables
½ teaspoon of sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Salt & Pepper to taste
Lemon Zest (optional)
2 teaspoons of butter
2 tablespoons of toasted plain bread crumbs

Clean and prepare the vegetables in your usual way.  Rinse them well.  Boil a small amount of water in your pot, add the salt and sugar.  Cook the vegetables for about 10 to 15 minutes (depending on the vegetable) until just under done (remember they will continue to cook and soften on the platter.  Drain well and place in a warmed serving dish.

Melt the butter over a low heat and mix in the breadcrumbs.  Sautee for just a few minutes until golden brown and sprinkle over the vegetables.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  Optionally, sprinkle a little lemon zest over the top for a little extra kick. 

Note:   Peter likes a heavier dose of breadcrumbs so Laura often doubles the recipe, depending on the amount of vegetables being served.  But keep in mind that this is a topping to be sprinkled lightly.


Smacznego!  

9 comments:

  1. Vegetables structure an association between the supper table and sports execution. learn about doctor gardening

    ReplyDelete
  2. It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. Thanks for sharing. poker88

    ReplyDelete
  3. To finish the dinning experience tidying up after your self and making the zone clean with grin and feeling the effect of having great food and eating it with delight. Albanian food

    ReplyDelete
  4. The summer's heat lets the pot dry out more quickly and thoroughly after each cooking and this lets it season better - isn't that great? Cleaning and cooking in a well-seasoned clay pot is so easy it is almost magical! Mrs Veggie Chopper

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here keep up the good work Fullstar Chopper

    ReplyDelete
  6. Epimedium extract isprepared from Epimedium grandiflorum,Epimedium extract, also known as horny goat weed extract has been used to treat male erectile dysfunction. Epimedium extract powder icariin can increase the production of sperm, stimulate the sensing nerves, and indirectly promote sexual desire. buyplant pigment

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your blog provided us with valuable information to work with. Each & every tips of your post are awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging,
    Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring articlevagetable

    ReplyDelete
  8. Most people have ceramic cookware on the list of their favorite ones. Partly it is because of the fact that they come in a wide assortment of colors. Moreover, they are easy to clean and save you a great deal of time. anodized cookware

    ReplyDelete