Greenmarket Demo/Tasting with Jimmy, Jessica Wilson

In case you didn’t make it over to Union Square yesterday, here’s a recap of what you missed! Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy’s No. 43) and Jessica Wilson (Goat Town) were cooking up a beef kielbasa and warm bread salad that was yummy yummy yummy! It would make an incredible stuffing or side for your Thanksgiving meal. As Jimmy noted to the long line of folks waiting for their taste of greenmarket heaven: “If you really want to support local meat farmers, buy their sausage, because it’s the most sustainable meat. We love sausage for the colder months, and it’s a key part of the Cassoulet Cook-off (that takes place in January/February).”

Here’s a photo of Jimmy and Jessica cooking…

…accompanied by Jessica describing the tasting (all sourced from what was available at yesterday’s greenmarket) followed by some sage (no pun intended!) advice from Jimmy about cider.

US Green Market Cooking Demo

Jessica Wilson
Warm bread salad

Serves 4 to 6
2 cup beef kielbasa med dice
2 cups diced up bread of choice(fresh or left over)

1 washed whole leek sliced in rings
3 green onion sliced rings
1 apple grated on box grater
1/4 cup chiffinode sage leaves
2 cups of torn kale
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cider or sherry vinegar
Juice from one apple( or cider 1 cup)
Salt & pepper to taste
Optional- Aged cheese of choice gratted on top

Place a large sauté pan or wok on med high heat once hot add 1/2 of the olive oil then leeks, green onions stir for 1 min then add kelbasia for a couple mins add apple stir  add bread  stir add remaining oil then add kale and sage. deglace with vinegar and apple juice season grate cheese toss and plate

Happy cooking!

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