The Spamwise Chronicles

Saturday Snapshots

When you have a fabulous farmer’s market such as the one at Union Square Greenmarket, sometimes you have to make it your life’s mission to celebrate all of its myriad possibilities.

"Potato salad"

“Potato salad”

This is a variant of this salad that I made back in January.

The ingredients in the version pictured above consist of Russian Banana fingerling potatoes, zucchini, bottarga (dried mullet roe), garlic, red chile pepper flakes, scallions, salmon roe, extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. The potatoes and zucchini were cooked first in lightly salted water, then finished in garlic and chile-infused olive oil that had a teaspoon of bottarga stirred in prior to adding the vegetables. Salmon roe, scallions and lemon juice to finish.

Golden beets

Golden beets

Kale

Kale

Purslane

Purslane

Carrots

Carrots

Young yellow onions

Young yellow onions

Corn

Corn

Insalata di cremini

Insalata di cremini, otherwise known to some as cremini mushroom salad.

In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and minced Italian parsley. Stir in thinly sliced cremini mushrooms (or can be other types of mushrooms, like oyster mushrooms and shiitakes). Let sit for 5 minutes, then spoon mushrooms atop arugula leaves. Top with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and serve at once.

Time: About 15 minutes, including prep.

This entry was published on June 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm. It’s filed under American cuisine, cooking, food, food photography, Italian food, New York City, summer, Union Square Greenmarket and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshots

  1. Your potato salad is striking and eye-catching…and delicious, I’m sure.

    daisy

    Like

  2. Where do you find Bottarga? I’ve read about it but never seen it in stores anywhere 😦

    Like

Leave a Reply to sybaritica Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: