Sunday, December 06, 2009

Veggie macho

I love buying vegetables at the Manhattan Fruit Exchange in the Chelsea Market: selection is wide, prices are good, and - best of all - their carrier bags are clear plastic. You can parade your fearless connoisseurship of fruit and vegetables down the street as you take your colorful prizes home. Here's today's trophy: my first ever stalk of brussels sprouts, most impressive rising from a bed of shiitake, shallots, kale, scallions and navels. You can bet I turned some heads on the way back to Brooklyn! Even the subway police were impressed.

Now... what do I do with it?

1 comment:

mark said...

So I roasted the sprouts and tossed them into a porcini risotto with some sautéd shiitake and parm, and invited some friends over impromptu. We were five - with housemates at one point seven - and had a grand old time! Who knew you could do that on a Monday night...