Williamsburg Farmers Market

  (Williamsburg, Virginia)
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Vegetable & Buckwheat Pasta Salad Recipe

Berret's Seafood Restaurant demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on May 7, 2011.

INGREDIENTS:

VEGETABLE SALAD:

1/2 Lb Oyster Mushrooms

1 Bunch (approx. 12 stalks) Asparagus

1 Cup Roasted Virginia Peanuts

1/2 White Onion, julienned

1/2 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

2 Tbsp Local Honey

1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

 

PASTA:

1 Lb Buckwheat Noodles

1 Bunch Green Onions, trimmed and cut on the bias

1 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

 

DIRECTIONS:

VEGETABLE SALAD:

Clean oyster mushrooms and lightly chop.

Clean 1/2 inch off asparagus stalks, then cut in half.

Blanch mushrooms and asparagus in boiling water for 6 minutes.  Place in an ice bath and set aside.

To julienned onion, add vinegar, honey, pepper flakes and soy sauce.

Combine and toss all ingredients.

 

PASTA:

Cook buckwheat noodles al dente in lightly salted and oiled water.  Drain and chill.

Lightly toss noodles with green onions and feta cheese.

Plate 3-4 ounces pasta mixture.  Top with 3 ounces marinated vegetables and serve

 
 

Marinated Black Bean Salad

Chefs representing SHIP (School Health Initiative Program) demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on Children’s Day, October 16, 2010.

Ingredients:

2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained

9 oz frozen yellow corn

1/4 cup sweet green peppers, raw, diced

1/4 cup sweet red peppers, raw, diced

1/8 cup onions, raw, diced

1 T lemon juice

1 t parsley, dried

½ t cumin, ground

¼ t garlic powder

5 oz salsa

2 t vegetable oil

Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

Directions:

Combine black beans, corn, green peppers, red peppers and onions in a large bowl.

For dressing, combine the lemon juice, parsley, cumin, garlic powder, salsa and oil.

Pour dressing over salad and toss lightly to combine.

Refrigerate until service.

Optional: sprinkle with shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top before serving.

Nutrition Information: Calories 245, Total fat 2g, Total carbohydrate 23g, Dietary fiber 5g, Protein 8g

 
 

Apple Waldorf Salad

Chef Jean Monaco of Martin’s demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on September 11, 2010.  Serves 6.

   SALAD:

4

Gala Apples (or any other fall variety), largely diced

½

lb. red grapes

¼

cup celery, diced

½

cup Nature’s Promise raisins

½

cup Nature’s Promise dried cranberries

DRESSING:

2

cups Vegenaise mayonnaise

½

cup Nature’s Promise honey

1

tsp. coriander

1

tsp. cardamom

½

tsp. cinnamon

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Chef’s Note: Vegenaise mayonnaise is dairy-free, making this recipe vegan. This recipe can also be made with regular mayonnaise or yogurt.

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients.
  2. Add the first 5 ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
 
 

Market Calendar for September 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Apples, fall produce, cut flowers, seafood and meats are available at this producer-only market. Learn to cook Apple Waldorf Salad, Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing with Jean Monaco of  MARTIN’S at the Chef Tent.  Cooking and sampling begin at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Karen Trump will play from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and The Master Gardeners will be exhibiting drought-tolerant plants.

 
 
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