What’s for dinner? Agretti spaghetti

Agretti 2010
Agretti 2010

Our box this week from Two Small Farms contained Agretti, and if you remember from last year, this is one of my favorites. It is a strange vegetable, but very tasty in a salty, ocean sort of way. And again, I scored more than one bunch, so we get to have it twice this week!

The rest of our box contained Leeks, Red Orach, Romaine Lettuce, Red and White Mixed Turnips, Curly Parsley, Strawberries and Sugar Snap Peas. I am not a big fan of curly parsley, so I tossed that into my freezer bag of greens for the next time I make stock. The strawberries were consumed on day one, and the sugar snap peas are a great snack with ranch dressing. Here is my plan for the rest of the week:

Monday: Leftover grilled chicken, roasted turnips and leeks, salad with avocado/buttermilk dressing

Tuesday: Agretti spaghetti, salad, bread

Wednesday: Frozen surprise (in cleaning out the freezer this weekend I discovered a “hot dish” that needs to be eaten), sauteed orach

Thursday: Teriyaki salmon, soba with agretti and edamame, salad or sugar snap peas

Friday: TGIF block party

What is on your menu plan this week?

CSA April 230
CSA April 230


  1. Aw, man! Curly parsley gets such a bad rap! I am one foodie who unabashedly and happily sings the praises of curly parsley. I love its assertive, grassy, carrot top-y flavor, and it’s the ONLY parsley I will use to make grain (bulgher, couscous, farro etc) salads. I love the way the little curls cradle the grains. I think it looks much prettier and fluffier when finely chopped than Italian parsley (which I also love). There is a place for both in my kitchen.

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    I am glad you love it – as my parents used to say when I was young and they would put it on everything, it is very good for you! I liked the flat leafed parsley, especially after growing it in my garden this winter. You can have all my curly parsley! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing your menu plan. Sounds like a delicious week!

  5. I remember you writing about this last year! Sadly, my CSA hasn’t sent us any agretti but I am going to keep this in mind in case I see it. Now I’m so curious!

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