Sunday, July 22, 2007
Two easy summery dishes (which incidentally go great together):
Penne with garlic and tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden. Lately, Daiku and I have been experimenting with getting intense, charismatic, assertive pasta, and then serving it with a simple sauce to let the pasta's characteristics shine through. It's a revelation!
Easy Marinated Radish Salad
Combine together and allow to marinate overnight:
1 cup red kidney beans
2 stalks celery, sliced thin
3-4 radishes (or 1 gigantic radish) sliced thin
1/2 cup thinly sliced english cucumber
1/4 cup rice vinegar
dash extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Before serving, top with a few basil leaves
I really want to experiment more with marinated salads, they are a great change of pace!