Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Mango Feta Salad (When will I leave the Poor Fruit Alone?)
I love pushing fruit to the limit. Cooking a strawberry, kimchi-ing rhubarb, grilling an apricot--I am guilty of all these things. And, I am an unrepentent practioner of the savory fruit arts. Of course, the misses can be terrible; so much of the commercial raspberry vinaigrettes are criminally cloying. But, of the sucesses, there is a certain elegance born of the counterpoints that are possible in savory fruit dishes. I am trying to pack and prepare for a business trip, but I wanted to post my new power snack--Mango Feta Salad (sliced mango, basil, feta, olive oil, black pepper and sea salt.) Making it took less time than typing up this post.
And, while I am away, we will be in the final days of the Italy Food Lovers event. I am in a close race with another very nice recipe. If you are interested in my Ramp Gnocchi, vote for me.
(To do so, http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/food-drink/recipe-competition/spring-pasta-2008 click on the Ramp Gnocchi, at the bottom of the entry there are pictures of flames, click on the one that is furthest right.)