Cooking with the CSA

June 15, 2011

Grilled Chicken with Mustard and Fava Bean Puree

While my garden is starting to produce the first harvestable crops, my CSA has been dumping the veggies of late winter/early spring on me for a while now, and I had more than a few items piling up in my fridge. So I decided to try a recipe from my CSA’s blog and use up the fava beans that had been sitting in my fridge for more than a week. It was a “sauce” that could be tossed with pasta or served with meats. While this would probably be out of this world with lamb, I happened to have chicken breasts on hand, and that turned out to be pretty out of this world too. I decided to add a little flavor to the chicken as well, giving it a hint of mustard and garlic before hitting the grill.

Grilled Chicken with Mustard
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons Gulden’s mustard
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Generous grind of black pepper

Season the chicken with salt. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl or ziploc bag, and coat the chicken with the mustard mixture. Heat a grill or non-stick grill pan to medium high and cook the chicken on each side until done (usually around 5 – 7 minutes per side).

Wanna know the secret to the best chicken? Don’t overcook it.

Fava Bean Sauce for Pastas and Meats
Slightly adapted from Capay Vally Farm Shop

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
1 cup vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups cooked, peeled fava beans

Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic and brown. Add oregano and stock and bring to a boil. Add fava beans and simmer briefly (5 minutes). Blend until smooth and add salt and pepper to taste.

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2 Responses to “Cooking with the CSA”

  1. Thanks for using this recipe Courtney! It looks like it turned out well! Please note that we are “Capay Valley Farm SHOP”, as we are an collaborative of several farms working together.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful produce and great recipes! And noted!