Sunday, November 20, 2011
Moules frites and more; a homemade feast
We cleaned out the Dekalb International Market, starting the night with Blue Point and Apellation oysters with lemon and a pickle plate (in the background), composed of our friend Adam's homemade whole cukes and beets.
After a fresh and flavorful start to the meal, we fried things.
I completely forgot to take a picture of the fried plantains we made, which I take only partial blame for as we were all complicit in eating them quickly! Dipped in a homemade red pepper aioli and dusted with plenty of sea salt, they were delicious.
So were the fries, but we saved those for...
Ad Hoc at Home, a cookbook I've mentioned once or twice on this blog. Thomas Keller tops his iceberg lettuce with brioche croutons, bacon lardons, and a buttermilk blue cheese dressing that was the most complex thing we made that night.
It's my new favorite salad.
Of course, no good meal is complete without dessert. Since we were going all out with from-scratch dishes, and Thanksgiving is coming up, I decided to attempt a from-scratch pumpkin pie.
The perfect end to a perfect meal?