RECIPE: Shrimp and Microgreens Wraps

04-00-058-micros-5Shrimp and Microgreens Wraps

Serves 4 as an appetizer

Here, microgreens replace lettuce in these nontraditional Asian spring rolls.

8 rice paper wrappers*
1 large bowl of very warm water
1/4 cup red pickled ginger, julienne*
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds or black sesame seeds
1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, shelled and de-veined
1/2 cup cilantro microgreens or coarsely chopped tender young cilantro
1/4 cup mint leaves (optional)
2 1/2 cups mixed mild microgreens: radish, pea, red amaranth, Sunshine Salad mix
Nuoc Cham (recipe follows)

1. Immerse one wrapper in the water for 20 seconds or until it becomes limp, then carefully transfer it to a plate. Soak another wrapper while you fill the first one.

2. Layer some of each ingredient through the greens down the center of the wrapper.

3. Fold one corner up over the greens, fold in the two adjacent corners, and roll up the wrapper, enclosing the filling. Repeat with the remaining wrappers. Serve with a bowl of Nuoc Cham for dipping.

Nuoc Cham

Use fish sauce for a Vietnamese flavor; however, the soy sauce alternative is equally delicious.

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil*
1 tablespoon fish sauce* or 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

Microwave the lime juice and red pepper for 20 seconds in a loosely covered glass or ceramic bowl. Stir in the honey and then the remaining ingredients.

*Available in Asian markets and in some supermarkets

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C&L Farms Grows

LogoColorTextBelow_250x250Chris & LeAnn Benton – C&L Farms Grows, LLC

C&L Farms Grows is a new farm north of Carrollton off of Hwy 113.  The farm is located on 8 beautiful acres with lots of potential.  Each morning there are deer browsing the pasture among wild rabbits and a lone hawk circling overhead.

All of our produce is grown with natural methods, meaning that no chemical fertilizers, sprays, or pesticides are used. Our main focus is our microgreens (pea, sunflower, radish, salad mix, cilantro, broccoli, and shiso) but we also grow a Spring salad mix as well as herbs.  We are expanding into more root vegetables such as carrots, beets, white turnips, and radish.  We are stewards to the land and will begin to focus our efforts on our permaculture walking trail food forest.

Our mission is to foster social and environmental change through the production of local food, and to help, teach, and empower people to start growing their own. We believe that our transition from a petroleum based society is inevitable and how we chose to perceive that potentially devastating event is entirely up to us. At C&L Farms, we see that as an opportunity to create the world we want to live in, and while we move from a society and food system that is energy intensive, environmentally destructive, and socially inequitable, we can have fun, eat good wholesome food, get some exercise, and reconnect with the soil and our community at the same time.

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