Summer’s in full swing, and our CSA (Full and By Farm) has been diversifying our weekly farm share as each spring-into-summer week whizzes past. One of our favorite farm treats is curly garlic scapes. Delicious and versatile, this uniquely aromatic vegetable is a secondary edible “byproduct” produced during the garlic growing cycle.
Tony, a hardworking (and big hearted) jack-of-all-trades who’s been helping out this spring and summer, showed up with a surprise gift. Two exquisite brown trout that he and his young son caught in the Boquet River.
To celebrate our good fortune, I paired Tony’s brown trout with garlic scapes, bacon (you can’t ever go wrong with bacon!), a splash of sauvignon blank, a drizzle of olive oil, and a liberal blessing of salt and pepper. I sealed the fish into an aluminum foil “steamer” and baked them in the oven.
Here’s a glimpse at our Boquet brown trout.
Free range, foraged food is the best food! And friends who show up with hyperlocal game? That was the icing on the cake. Thanks, Tony.