Published at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:34:04 +0000
Heirloom tomatoes in the vinaigrette’s sweetness requires this salad to another field of flavor. Whisked with mustard seeds and vinegar, thyme, red pepper flakes, it’s my go to summer dressing for vegetables and meats . The word mustard conjures up pictures of baseball games and barbecues if you’re like eaters. So for the vegetarians attending your Labor Day cookout, you knocked it. There is much more to mustard seeds than just that nostalgic fragrance. I love the spicy taste they add to the char of those veggies.
Nothing makes me feel all warm and summery like a course salad that is seasonal, except one served with a glass of wine. I love grilling snow peas or sugar snap peas, and the radicchio makes the salad look more fancy than it really is.
Incineration is not. It is such a bummer to appear to a barbecue only to discover burnt food and beer. So when I host my Labor Day cookout one of my principles is to keep a plastic spray bottle filled with water near the grill to deal with serious flare-ups. If you’re still a timid home griller, I propose a basket. Load up when you flip the basket and whatever you want inside, it’s all done in erratic flame-free, fuss and one motion.