Though summer produce may be more colorful, the winter months bring heartier vegetables to center stage, such as hard squashes and cabbages. If you have a farmers’ market in your area this time of year, put fresh finds to good use by preparing one of the entrees below, each starring a different seasonal ingredient.
|Broccoli-Cheddar Soup with Panini|
You can’t go wrong with soup and a sandwich, and this one features nutritious winter broccoli at its best. Pair the soup with a Sausage and Cheese Panini to create a meal suited for a cozy night in.
|Pork Chops with Butternut Squash and Apple Stuffing|
In this hearty entree, double-cut pork chops are filled with a savory stuffing that includes butternut squash, celery and Granny Smith apples. Serve with roasted potatoes and Swiss chard for a farmers’ market inspired feast.
|Chicken Breasts with Glazed Root Vegetables|
This dish stars diced carrots, parsnips and turnips, which are cooked with butter, demi-glace, honey and chicken broth, forming a delicious glaze.
|Halibut with Grapefruit, Parsley and Fennel|
Citrus is at its peak in the winter, and it’s especially delicious when paired with crisp fennel, as in this recipe. Firm, juicy halibut makes for easy cooking — this main course takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
|Stir-Fried Mushrooms with Tofu and Greens|
Bitter broccoli rabe and wild shiitake mushrooms pack flavor into this quick-cooking dish. Put the rice on to cook just before starting to prepare this recipe, and both will be ready at about the same time.