Uses from Broad Wing Farm Share(s): Fava Beans, Mesclun (or Head Lettuce), Lion>Cucumbers, Garlic Scapes, Sugar Snap Peas/Purple Snow peas
Shopping List: Mayonnaise, Fresh Dill, 1-2 Lemons for juice, Smoked Paprika or Old Bay Seasoning, Tabasco (optional), Fox Box> 1-2 Cucumber medium cucumbers, bulb garlic, any combination of fresh peas you would enjoy
Special Note: This recipe uses any leftover seafood you might have: cooked prawns or shrimp, salmon fillet, halibut fillet, seabass, scallops etc. If you don’t have any seafood, smoked salmon or white fish would be a nice substitution.
Fava Beans | Husk the beans, discarding the shells. Bring a salted pot of water to boil, set a large bowl of very icy water to the side. Drop the beans into the water, allow to boil for 1 minute. Strain & immediately immerse in ice water. When chilled pinch a bean between 2 fingers, this will remove the bean from the peels.Mesclun/Head lettuce | Washed/torn as needed, put in a presentation bowl2 Cucumbers | Peel the cucumber if you prefer it, & remove seeds (if they bother you), by cutting cucumber lengthwise & running a spoon down the center to extract the seeds. Cut the length in half & Chop into bite sized quartered ‘moons’.Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, or purchased peas| Hold the pea at the center with the trimmed end at the top. With a small knife (or use your fingers), pull that end down towards the opposite end & discard the string that comes with it. Leave smaller peas whole, cut larger peas in half1-2 garlic scapes | Chopped very fine, removing any fibrous skin (put in freezer bag) or>1 clove bulb garlic | minced1 Lemon | zested**, then juiced1 tbsp of Old Bay or 2 tsp smoked paprika |1-2 cups Mayonnaise | depends on how much seafood you are adding1 tsp chopped fresh dill | (remove frills from stems before chopping)3 dashes Tabasco | optionalSalt & Pepper to tasteDirections
In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, Old Bay (or Paprika), salt & pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk the mayo with dill, optional Tabasco, & chopped garlic scapes or garlic.
Combine Lemon Juice mixture with mayo in medium bowl & whisk to incorporate thoroughly. Add all peas, combining with dressing by ‘folding’ peas in carefully. Taste one, & adjust seasonings as needed.
Crumble up cooked fish fillets into large bite sized pieces, cut cooked prawns or scallops in half as appropriate. Fold into mixture, taste again to adjust seasoning as needed one last time.
Spoon seafood mixture over lettuces in presentation bowl & serve immediately!
**ZEST LEMON by using a sharp peeler & running it carefully lengthwise down the lemon. You only want one strip for this recipe, & you only want the lemon rind, not the white pith. Chop the peeled lemon rind very fine or cut it into very fine strips. Depending on the lemon, all or part of the prepped lemon zest can be added to the dressing portion of this recipe, with a small dusting on the finished salad for garnish. Meyer Lemons tend to have the best end results, but regular lemons work also.
Salad can be prepared one day in advance, keeping the lettuce separate until ready to serve.