There are unlimited things you can do with your MilkRun Box. Our favorite place to start is by cooking.
Your MilkRun Meat Box contains a whole chicken.
Let’s get that whole bird cooking. Coq Au Vin is a French braised chicken dish, that is incredibly tasty and simple to make. Follow Dave in the video below.
Your MilkRun Produce Box contains Seasonal Produce.
Let’s eat now. Salads are too often thought of as merely an appetizer, but in this time of the year they’re rock stars. We visited the farms and were inspired to really let these vegetables shine.
MilkRun Summer Salad
Begin by taking out your Spring Onion, Gem Lettuce, Salad Mix, Asparagus, Scapes, Lemon, and any other fresh produce that you wish to mix in. Take this opportunity to really feel each piece, smell them, take pieces off of each and taste them. Too often we’re afraid to eat things we’ve never tried before. A fun exercise in becoming a great cook is to forget about what “experts” think should go together; and put together what you think tastes good. It’s worth noting that all of these ingredients can be eaten raw.
I like to start with aromatics first; getting mouthwatering aromatics into the workspace gets me excited to get this salad on the road. Spring Onion tops can be used as a fun chive-like aromatic. Begin by slicing the end of the green tops into fine little rings, I like them as thin as possible. Scapes are used in the same way–Onion Scapes or Leek Scapes are great in this salad. Again, cut off a small bit, smell it and taste it to really wrap your head around how you want to use it. This would also be a great time to take any herbs you may want to incorporate and prep them by getting them into little pieces. I like to set these aromatics into a small bowl and set them aside.
The next thing is to prep your Asparagus. Asparagus is an amazing vegetable that is very delicious raw. Flex your Asparagus back and forth until the fibrous end snaps off. Set the ends in a bowl and save them for stock. Asparagus is best when it’s cut into thin slices. The easiest way to do this is with a mandolin, (if you do use a mandolin go very, very slowly as they are very dangerous) but you can also create a flat edge by cutting off one side, putting the flat side down and then slowly cutting them as thinly as possible. These thin slices have a great texture and are really delicious.
Now is a good time to get your Gems prepped. These Gems are great to add some texture to the salad. Cut them once longways, starting from the base and working towards the top. Now holding them from the base, rough chop the Gems into great bite size pieces.
Go back to your aromatics bowl and add a fresh olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper; or a dressing of your choice.
Mix and toss your aromatics, Gems, and salad mix.