Monday, July 11, 2011

Ugly Vegetable of the Week!

I'm adding a new feature to the blog called Ugly Vegetable Of The Week! IMHO the uglier the vegetable the better! So I'll be choosing the ugliest vegetable in each weeks share to be featured with it's own special dish and photo shoot. This week:


It sort of looks like a Mandrake, doesn't it?

I've never had Kohlrabi before and a little research turned up that it is popular in Northern Africa and India. I figured that Thai Curry was close enough I decided to make Thai Green Curry over brown rice with little beauty.

For the sauce:
(hint: follow the directions on the jar, but here it is anyway)
1 tbsp (or more if you like it spicy) of Thai Green Curry Paste
1 can coconut milk
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/3 cup of chicken stock

Simmer the coconut milk and curry paste for about 5 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients along with:

(here is where I stopped following the recipe on the jar)
2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 small can of bamboo shoots
all the string beans from the CSA, about a 1/2 cup
the 3 yellow pattypan squash from last week's pick-up
the Kohlrabi cut in to about 1/4 - 1/8 inch slices

Cook all this for about 10-15 minutes, until chicken is done and all veggies are tender.

I served this over brown rice (i'm so healthy!) and thoroughly enjoyed.

Does anyone else have any ideas for kohlrabi?

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