Thursday, February 16, 2012

Theme Food

Oh, I had plans. Everything was going to be pink and overwrought. I'm well known for having no plating style, but I would kill with pink.
Turns out only the salmon fillets were pink. A kind of golden-brown pink, once they were cooked and drizzled with a cherry vinaigrette. A big blob of just-sitting-there.
And the rice? No style at all, none. Plain white. At least it wasn't green.
The dazzle for our Valentine's dinner would have to be the salad.
I wanted to toss rose petals with it, but the rose bush didn't cooperate. And I couldn't think of any pink salad ingredients, besides salmon, so the salad ended up red and white.
Not that there's anything wrong with that!
You are looking at scarcely cooked beet slices, topped with mandolined raw white turnip and radishes. There is a scattering of almost-pink vegetal matter on top, really yummy. Ready? OK, it's chopped raw stems from red chard. Try it!
Man, I'm glad this only comes once a year.

10 comments:

namastenancy said...

Easy suggestion for next time - turnip slices pickled in a mixture of beet juice and vinegar. They are so easy to cut into hearts and look fantastic in a spinach salad.

Chilebrown said...

Wear pink at the Sunday market. I will be retarded.(You say tomato)

cookiecrumb said...

Nancy: That is fantastic! I love that kind of silly stuff. Thanks, mon amie.

Chilebrown: I'll try to make it. I'm still poor at walking, but we can give it a try. Cranky will surely be there, to shake hands with the newly retarded!!

Hungry Dog said...

Impressive, cookie. Way to follow through with a theme! :)

cookiecrumb said...

Hungry: Silly rabbit. You flatter me. At least the meal was really, really good to eat!

cookiecrumb said...

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Little Pots & Pans Co. said...

Nothing says love better than a meal with some soul! That looks tasty, please pass the rose` !

cookiecrumb said...

Hey, Little Pots: I almost messaged you. I was thinking about making heart-shaped hand pies... I don't know what I would have asked you, though!
xoxo

Greg said...

Pretty in pink!You must be exhausted.

breeamal said...

You could have just done Borscht and stirred in a bit of sour cream....