For those that don’t really care for broccoli, (my husband being one) this is the perfect use of this delicious and oh so healthy veggie. I always add a handful of chopped almonds at the end, which gives the perfect crunch to the risotto. You […]
Month: September 2007
Insalata Caprese is my husband’s most favorite salad. I purchase the best possible tomatoes when I make this salad, and if I can’t find good, vine ripened tomatoes, I won’t make the salad. My favorite (other than out of someone’s garden… of course) are Campari Tomatoes. They always have great flavor, but sometimes are hard to find. Luckily, my local Costco usually carries them. The best part is the balsamic reduction…. its so delicious and really looks great on the plate.
When we got to Captiva, we decided not to strayfar from the resort. That left just a handful of restaurants in Captiva. Our first night there, we ate at The Green Flash, a beautiful restaurant on the water. I had the Venetian Platter, which was very good. It had 2 giant prawns, two sea scallops, a small piece of both salmon and sword fish, and a decadent piece of pan fried polenta. Yes…. I ate like a linebacker that night…
I’m not sure of the formal name for this dessert. I supposed its called an apple galette, but its not round… Anyway, its one of those desserts that look/taste completely fancy pants, but in all reality is quite easy to prepare. The most difficult part is the slicing of the apples. We made this dessert often at a Four Seasons Hotel I worked in, and after 100 or so apples, I got quite good at slicing them quickly and evenly.
Everyone assumes I use a mandolin to slice these, but no… it must be done by hand. If you use a mandolin, it would take you all day to piece the apples back together. LOL! I prefer Granny Smith apples for their tart flavor and firm texture, but any firm apple will do.