Colorado Reader Sept. 2019: Colorado Grows World-Class Produce - Page 8

Grilled Potato and Vegetable Kabobs Make this nutritious and delicious recipe with an adult. Lemon Herb Drizzle 1/4 cup oil (extra virgin olive oil or any cooking oil of your choice) 3 teaspoons minced garlic (or 3 garlic cloves, minced) 2 tablespoons dry or fresh chopped herbs (such as basil, rosemary, marjoram, and sage) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of 1 fresh lemon) 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Recipe and photo courtesy of ColoradoPotato.org Kabobs 1 lb. of your favorite Colorado potatoes (any type), scrubbed 1 (12-oz.) package precooked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick on the diagonal 2 ears fresh sweet corn, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick on the diagonal Preparation 1. Heat oil in a small saucepan until very hot; remove from heat and stir in garlic. 2. Let cool, then stir in herbs, salt, lemon juice and pepper; set aside. 3. Place potatoes in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Note: If using plastic wrap, make sure plastic wrap is not touching any potatoes and poke one small hole to vent. 4. Microwave on high for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender (cooking time may vary depending on microwave). Use oven mitts to carefully remove from microwave. 5. When cool enough to handle, cut into large chunks. Thread potatoes, sausage and vegetables onto skewers. 6. Grill over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with a little of the herb mixture during the last few minutes of cooking. 7. Remove from grill and place on a platter; drizzle with remaining herb mixture. Can you think of other vegetables or even fruits that would taste great on these kabobs? Try adding them when you make this recipe! The Colorado Reader publication is an Agriculture in the Classroom project of the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture. The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture (CFA) is a 501(c)3 non- profit education corporation and works with industry partners to help meet our shared vision of advancing Colorado agricultural literacy. We provide Agriculture in the Classroom resources and programs to Colorado educators and students, many of which are FREE or at minimal cost. For more information or to make a donation to support agricultural literacy education programs, visit www. GrowingYourFuture.com, or contact Jennifer Scharpe, Colorado Foundation for Agriculture, 10343 Federal Blvd Unit J Box 224, Westminster, CO 80260, 970-818-3308, Info@GrowingYourFuture.com. Content for this Reader has been provided by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Proud, Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and Colorado Potatoes. © Copyright 2019 Colorado Foundation for Agriculture. Educational instructors may, for academic purposes, reproduce, download, disseminate, and transfer that material as long as the reproduction credits CFA as its source. 8 - Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom Did You Know? • There are more than 85,000 acres in production for fruits and vegetables in Colorado. • Around 2,100 farms in Colorado grow fruits and vegetables. • There are more than 150 families who grow potatoes in the San Luis Valley and potatoes have been farmed in Colorado since 1875. • Fruit and vegetable production is almost a $300 million industry in Colorado. To learn more about Colorado produce, visit ColoradoProduce.org, ColoradoProud.org, and ColoradoPotato.org or connect with them on Facebook and Instagram. Financial support for this Reader provided by: And by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee-San Luis Valley.