Mibuna Mizuna

We have mibuna (also known as mizuna) for the first time this week. The taste of mizuna has been described as a piquant, mild peppery and mustardy flavor, slightly spicy, but less so than rocket. It is also used in stir-fries and soups. Highly resistant to cold, grown extensively during the winter months and a vigorous grower, which is why they are making an appearance as the first of the salad varieties to come online.

Do collect your box as soon as you can although the greens will keep four to five days when wrapped in plastic and stored in the vegetable drawer of the fridge.

So how do you eat these beautiful feathers? As a salad green mizuna can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried or used to complement other greens mixed together for a salad. When cooked it shrinks to about half its size so it takes a large amount to make a cooked vegetable dish containing only mizuna. Why not try stir-fried mibuna with fish sauce and garlic? Perfect compliment to your favourite Thai curry. Or top off your favourite pasta with it, as you would for rocket.

For more ideas on how to eat the vegetables in this week’s box, try searching on our webpage for past blogs!

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court
* Turnips, Perry Court
* Mibuna, Perry Court
* White Cabbage, Dorset
* Red Onions, Cambs
Beetroot Golden, Lincs
Carrots, Lincs
Kohl Rabi, Spain

No-Potato Substitute
Parsnips, Lincs

Fruit Supplement
* Russet Apples, Kent
Lemon, Spain

Small Box
Items starred (*) above

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