I've been looking through some of my cookbooks for herbal recipes. (If you need any ideas, I found some tasty-sounding ones on Williams-Sonoma's website too - there's a whole Cooking with Herbs section!) Meanwhile, here's another dish I made for the company dinner I told you about last week.
Stonewall Kitchen Favorites - Arugula, Prosciutto, and Grilled Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - a long, detailed name for an easy, uncomplicated recipe. Basically, arrange some arugula on a platter, tuck in some thin-sliced prosciutto, top with roasted asparagus, and then drizzle with a simple chive dressing. Here's the dressing:
juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tb. minced chives (can also substitute basil)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Obviously, I like to top with some goat cheese; some oil-cured black olives would also be a great add.
And speaking of olives, here's what was next on my list to try - Thyme and Garlic Olives. This one's from a book that's been in my collection a long time, The Herbal Pantry.
Thyme and Garlic Olive3/4# black olives (I'm using my favorite kalamatas.)
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 Tb. fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. peppercorns
olive oil to cover
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