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Plated Calamari and Hijiki Salad

Plated Calamari and Hijiki Salad

Pickled Hijiki Salad

Pickled Hijiki Salad

Fresh calamari is still around the local shops and it is cheap! Sometimes they’ve even cleaned it already for you. A great time saver as this can be an arduous and dirty process. Quick fried and tossed with a hijiki salad. You can kick up one from the seafood shop with some vinegar and spice or soak some dry hijiki and pickle it yourself. We used a hot and sour vinaigrette left from another dish. Let the calamari cool very slightly before tossing the salad. Serve immediately. Good Stuff!

 

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Greening of the Menu

Plans are laid to be broken and reissued!

Big garden, no time for modest plans. Weeding is already overwhelming, but we are eating a salad everyday. Good Stuff!

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Awaiting a diner

assembled ingredients

Caesar salad dressing can take time to learn and time to prepare, but it is so worth the both. We grind the coarse ingredients, garlic, anchovy, garlic, and mustard, with the mortar and pestle, but any food processor will do. Transfer to a steel mixing bowl kitchenaid bowl.

Paste of anchovy,garlic, mustard,egg

Adding the oil to your paste can be a delicate operation. We add a little mayo for stability. Add the oil very slowly, you will see it becomes incorporated into the paste. If the dressing “breaks”, that is, does not bind the oil, you simply start anew, slowly adding your “broken” dressing to a little mayo and mustard. Once you’ve added  at least two parts of oil to every part of your original paste, taste. If too pungent, add some more oil. Finish with an equal part lemon juice, and serve over romaine, fresh fro the garden. Good Stuff!

Build a caesar!

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