Friday, October 4, 2013
FFWD Salad Nicoise
As I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan of canned tuna. This is probably why I've always liked Salad Nicoise. (Except for the one time when I was at a work lunch and too nervous to pay close attention to what I was eating and accidentally took a bite with nothing but anchovy. Wow! Those little fishes are so strong. It was all I could do not to spit it out in front of my co-workers and our clients. I think that was the last time I ate anything with whole anchovies, although I'll occasionally use them cut or smashed into small pieces to flavor things.) The Salad Nicoise recipe I make is from a Canal House cookbook. It's very similar to this one and I've always liked the title, "A Nice Nicoise for Next to Nil." If I remember right, that one does not have eggs, an addition that I definitely enjoyed. They may become a new permanent addition in our house. I made this with fresh potatoes, green beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and eggs from our CSA and it was delicious. A perfect end of summer dinner. My only complaint is that we ended up eating at 9 again. I spent the afternoon making X Cookies and watching the Redskins game while Charlotte napped, so the kitchen was a mess and Charlotte was awake and ready to play right about when I wanted to start cooking dinner. Plus, salads always take longer than I expect them to. I always think they'll be quick because there's no real cooking involved, but there's so much prep work. Oh well. It was a delicious, beautiful, and healthy dinner that I know I'll be making again.