As the weather begins to warm next week, we are starting off with Grilled Swordfish, which also can be done under the broiler. We ate at least 5 different varieties of anchovies on our trip and have chosen a tender white anchovy for the beurres composés, or compound butter. The White Balsamic balances out the fish with a little acid. We are going to be busy peeling a great many chickpeas, as fresh ones come in a pod. We will toast the Orzo prior to delivery, which will be cooked with the Green Chickpeas and a little fish stock.
White Asparagus Add-On Offerings:
Chefs greatly anticipate the arrival of these gargantuan ivory stalks from Europe, which have a diameter of 28 centimeters at a minimum – these are not those skinny ones that have appeared recently in Whole Foods. French white asparagus have a creamy, succulent texture and are meant to be served at room temperature.
White Asparagus Salad with Sauce Gribiche
The Sauce Gribiche, which is similar to deviled eggs, is a salad dressing using cooked egg yolks mixed with capers and cornichons.
Chilled White Asparagus Soup
This is a soup consisting almost entirely of White Asparagus. We will peel the asparagus and create a broth with the skins that will be the base of the soup. The stocks of the asparagus are pureed for flavor and to give the soup body, while the spear tips are retained for garnish.
Time to Cook: 30 min. Cook by Day:* Wednesday *Let us know at checkout if you are not cooking on the day of delivery and certain items will be left unprepped.
Items included (serves 2):
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
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