Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Salty Feast for Our Salty Guys

When I was thinking up a theme for a casual Friday evening potluck on the beach - for Fathers' Day weekend - several things popped into my head. But I kept coming back to salt.

'Salt of the Earth', as in dependable, decent, and unpretentious. Salt because it's the only edible rock, to honor these men, dads to our kiddos, loves of our lives, our rocks. Okay, that's a little bit corny. But still, I kept returning to salt. So, for this first Friday of summer vacation, we had a salty feast for our salt-of-the-earth rocks.

For my salty guy, and all the other salty dudes, I offered up:

 Kale Salad with Porcini Salt

Wash and chop your kale into bite-sized pieces. Blanch them until softened, but not mushy. Drain. Season with a splash of olive oil, soy sauce, white sesame seeds, and porcini mushroom salt to taste. I use this procedure for any greens - mustard greens, chard, collard greens, beet greens, and even spinach.

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Other offerings included fresh caesar salad with salted anchovies and spaghetti carbonara made with cubetti (pancetta cubes). Delicious! Thanks, gals.

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