NYC: Union Square Greenmarket – Monday Supper

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6 No tags Permalink 0

To the market, to the market, the Union Square Greenmarket to be exact! Picked up a few seasonal treats today and cooked a swell summer supper for Monsieur P and I :)

Union Square Greenmarket1. Squash Blossoms.
Wash and pat dry. Local goat cheese + basil chiffonade + sea salt -> mix all together with a bit of olive oil. Stuff the squash blossoms. Be gentle, they break easy! Bake 20 minutes at 350F. Absolutely gorgeous. Next time, will deep fry them, hehe.

2. Basil.
…to make pesto! This huge bunch was only $2.25 today! Pine nuts, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic, and salt to taste. Food processor, done in five minutes. As easy as that. I diced and roasted Yukon Gold potatoes in the oven, and tossed the potatoes with a generous helping of the fresh pesto. It served as the “carb” for our dinner :)

Union Square Greenmarket3. Fairytale Eggplant.
…as cute as the name would lead you to believe. Pricey – they were $8/pound at the Greenmarket today. Slice each eggplant in half lengthwise. Mince garlic. Heat olive oil in pan, brown garlic. Add eggplant. Saute 2-minutes till cooked. Splash in aged balsamic vinegar, deglaze pan. Eat!

Hope you are having a great start to the week :)

6 Comments
  • K and S
    July 27, 2010

    colorful and yummy!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    July 27, 2010

    Thanks Kat! :)

  • Marie
    July 28, 2010

    Fairytale eggplant? How darling!

  • Shine
    July 28, 2010

    Compliments on making a wonderful dinner. Kudos on the picture of the blossoms. That is a really stunning picture. One of my favorites of the summer so far.Belated congrats on your trip also. It's nice to have read the first kernel of thought about it previously and then to have it come to fruition now. You will have a fabulous time!

  • Rowena...
    July 28, 2010

    Fairytale eggplant?? I like when foodies share their market finds. Never heard of this one so will have to google and shop for seeds! Oooh…would be a nice addition to my idea of a fairytale garden next year!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    July 29, 2010

    Hey Marie!Aren't they?! ^_^Hey Shine!Thank you! Am trying to cook more this summer and just "eat better" in general hahaha. Yes, am super excited about the trip!!! I can hardly wait! :)

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