A weekend of food. First meal
Freds family came for the weekend. Friday night we had a few members and on Saturday everyone was going to be here. I planned for a simple meal on the first night. Steamed lobsters, cole slaw, tomato salad and watermelon gapazcho.
The tomato salad is a winner even when the tomatoes are not quite at perfection. I used four large tomatoes and a bunch of golden cherry tomatoes cut in half. I dressed the salad about an hour and a half in advance. Generally I dress a salad right before serving but having the tomatoes soak this up is key.
1 Tbsp shallots, chopped very fine
1 Tbsp chives, chopped
1/2 Tbsp mint,. chopped
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I made the same cole slaw I have been making for years. Here is the recipe. The key is really how you slice the cabbage.
The gapazho was a major ordeal. I saw the recipe in Food and Wine. You can access it here. I am quite sure that I will not be making this again. Major doctoring from salt, vinegar, sugar, onions, tabacsco etc. People said they really liked it but just didn't do it for me. Alas.
A few chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I made a big batch for the weekend. Love the summer meal.