It’s still warm(ish) outside, and sweet corn and colorful tomatoes persist at farmers’ markets. Let’s make the most of it:
corn cobs, kernels removed
cherry or grape tomatoes, halved/quartered/left whole, depending on size
kalamata olives, diced
red onion, thinly sliced, soaked in water and then drained
Again, no recipe, just an idea. Make a simple salad with all ingredients, minus the burrata, which is served on top.
For some reason–perhaps it’s the pronounciation–I’ve always shied away from making clafoutis. A recent trip to my local farmers’ market compelled me to purchase cape gooseberries, and figured they would be a great stand-in for traditional cherries in this French dessert. The berries are sweet and tart, with a lingering, almost nagging, tomato flavor.
I used this recipe from John Besh via Epicurious. The only thing I did differently was add a pint of cape gooseberries.
Straight from the oven, the clafoutis is beautiful: puffed like a souffle and a gentle golden brown. In the time it took me to swiftly bring it to the front door for a close-up, it was dead-on-arrival. How did it taste? Kind of like a big, thick crepe, or a sweet, dense pancake. Not bad, but I feel this could use some tweaking in the future, especially since it lends itself to fruits of all seasons. Either way, it was a nice little project that came together quickly and satisfied our inevitable nighttime dessert binge. Next time, this will serve as breakfast in lieu of French toast.
This is more an idea than a recipe:
kosher salt and black pepper
green bell peppers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the baguette cubes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toast until golden brown, flipping halfway, about 10-15 minutes. Slice the peppers and cut the peaches and tomatoes into wedges. Toss with the toasted baguette cubes. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Top with goat cheese. Eat. Now. Before the peaches and tomatoes disappear for the winter.