Good morning. I was in the Florida Keys earlier this week, visit with friends of Key West Library and find fish on cold flats south of Saddlebunch, and this weekend all I want to do is cook from memories of the food I had there.
For example, roast pork at El Siboney on Stock Island, with yellow rice, black beans and sweet treeThe meat is softer and even silkier than the traditional one pernil. (In our recipe, Von Diaz lines the pork with foil for an hour of cooking. I think I’ll wrap it tightly for two hours and see if that gets the results I want.) Also. , fried chicken with mashed potatoes , white gravy and blistered asparagus served at Marina Geiger Key: crispy-soft-salty-sweet. (I will use chicken thighs in place of the cubed steak in this recipe for a more traditional fried chicken steak, then leave the skin on for these mashed potato and pound the salt with your hands to Grilled Asparagus.)
And I definitely want to try a version of the hot dog and honey pizza that Rafe Halpern serves at Beach cafe at the South Pole House in Key West. For that I will need pizza dough; canned tomato sauce cooked with diced Italian sausage and garlic; some pieces of low-moisture mozzarella and crushed pecorino; and a healthy drizzle of honey heated with red pepper flakes at the end. (This is how to make pizzaif you want to try it yourself.)
It was me, anyway, that kept on stepping back into the past. While I visited, it was very cold and those meals provided warmth. You might prefer to cook something less impromptu. So check out this awesome dinner menu from our David Tanis: mozzarella with burnt radicchio and salsa verdeFollowed by al forno with cauliflower and broccoli rabe (above and Italian Almond Cookies for dessert.
Or you can try these amazing things Swedish vegetarian meatballs, where mushrooms, chickpeas, and bulgur conspire to create the texture of ground beef in a velvety mushroom sauce. Served all generous butter noodlesOf course.
And absolutely, if you want to send a message to the universe about the seriousness of weekend cooking, give it a try. eggs benedict on Sundays, maybe a little extra fresh crab has been warmed up. It’s delicious, too.
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