This season has been full of rain. The rain does not stop. It does not let up. It challenges us to be creative and pushes us to the limits of our patience. It poses now challenges each day. Everyone is complaining about the rain, about loss of crops and flooded fields. That seems to be the theme we are hearing this year. However nothing really has compared to what we saw last Friday. When people say it is raining buckets I think that they mean that when you stand outside it feels like full 5 gallon buckets of water are being dumped on you constantly. The roads were running. The farm has many drainiage ditches many of which were ready to overflow by afternoon. Then in the blink of an eye it is Monday and the thermometer reads high 90´s. This week we are hoping that the hot spell will also dry out the farm and give us an opportunity to seed our storage beets and carrots. So while it may be a hot week, keep in mind it is doing your fall shares a huge favor.
Margaret and Kevin
Buttery Shrimp and Radish Pasta
· Coarse salt and ground pepper
· 3/4 pound linguine or other long pasta
· 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
· 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
· 1 large bunch radishes, thinly sliced, greens rinsed well and roughly chopped
· 1 pound frozen large shrimp (peeled and deveined), thawed
1. Step 1
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta and return to pot. Add 2 tablespoons butter and toss until butter is melted; keep warm.
2. Step 2
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high. Add garlic and radishes and cook, stirring occasionally, until radishes are crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Add radish greens and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper, then add to pasta and stir to combine. In skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until opaque throughout, 4 minutes. Add shrimp to pasta and toss, adding enough pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta.
Have a recipe you want to share with the rest of the farm members? Email it to me at margaret@groundworksfarm.