Friday, June 24, 2011
And the Rest Is Salad....
So for the second longest day of the year, the leftovers from the longest day dinner, reconfigured, did quite nicely. There was a bit of everything left from our solstice aioli supper--trout, potatoes, beets, asparagus, snap peas. I picked red lettuce, sorrel, and some smaller purple mustard leaves from the garden, along with a baby turnip. Mixed the leftover aioli and sorrel-tarragon mayo with olive oil and a little cider vinegar. Fried off the potatoes and when they were nicely brown added a couple of sliced purple spring onions to wilt, and the beets to warm a bit. Tossed the greens with the asparagus, peas, and the dressing.
On the bed of greens I portioned out the roots, and topped it with poached trout, the very thinly sliced turnip, another drizzle of dressing, and a superfluous (but colorful and tasty) garnish of a sliced strawberry (picked up at a roadside honor stand on the road to Bide-A-Wee, $2 a quart, fantastically fragrant--it has been a great year for strawberries).
A bowl of steaming soup might have been more appropriate to the weather--the high of 63 matched the "record low high" for the date. But we were not complaining. With toasted sourdough and a glass of cider, strawberries over ice cream for dessert, we were content.