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Jun132016

Mill City Cooks - Wild Run Cod with Smoked Shiitake Butter and Heirloom Bean & Wild Rice Salad

Chef Nettie Colón prepared Wild Run Cod with Smoked Shiitake Butter and Heirloom Bean & Wild Rice Salad for the June 11 Mill City Cooks demo.  In a word: Wow! The woman is a wealth of information, and demonstrated how to quickly improvise when little gotchas pop up.  Nettie is a Demi Chef at the University of Minnesota's Campus Club, where the commitment is to using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Nettie started with the salad.  To the cooked heirloom beans and wild rice she added red onion, parsley, dried cranberries, almonds, and hakurei turnips.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Here's a tip I picked up during this demo: to take the edge off, soak chopped onions in cold water for a bit.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

The dressing is a mixture of orange juice and zest, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, thyme and salt and pepper.  Nettie knows her salt - she owns 18 varieties.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

On to the shiitake. It starts with hand rolled butter - the kind you can eat with a spoon because it's so darn good. Nettie used a LOT of butter (fine with me!).

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

She finished off the shiitake with fresh squeezed lemon juice and chopped chives.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

The cod came from Wild Run Salmon - always fresh and mild.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Nettie displayed the finished product on a dish from art vendor Anna Metcalfe Ceramics.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

The nasturtium used for the edible garnish came from the Market's onsite herb garden.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes from the Mill City Cooks demos are available online.

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

June 11, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank You to the Wedge Community Co-op for sponsoring the Mill City Cooks demo program! 

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