Sesame Mucho

Here’s a challenge those of us in my household enjoy: how many foods can we combine from our CSA share into one meal, and still have it taste good?

This week we managed to accumulate:

  • fresh onion
  • fresh garlic
  • purple basil
  • amaranth greens
  • Velour string beans
  • gold beets
  • eggplant
  • plum tomatoes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • hot green peppers
  • blueberries
  • and yellow peaches
And ten out of twelve ain’t half bad.

A good way to throw it all into one meal is with a (sesame) stir-fry. Start with your aromatics… say, fresh onion, garlic, purple basil, and hot green peppers. Then let them sauté until soft.
Add chopped eggplant.
When that has softened, add plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and amaranth greens.
Then add (mmm) sesame seeds, with a sauce made of sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger, and a squeeze of orange.  Put it over rice and grab chopsticks.
For dessert we had peaches and blueberries.
Cheating you say? Oh. Oops.
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