Fried Green Tomatoes ? NOT! The seasonings that were used included hot chili pepper cut into small rings, fresh garlic, fennel seeds. These ingredients really combine well to produce a delicate taste that you always remember. Try this stuff on a hoagie.
Blanched Baby Bok Choy
Very lite dish and full of flavor too. Preparing this is as simple as blanch in salted boiling water and then top EVOO . Remember to serve this very warm
Butternut squash and Pepper Medley
Great for parties as this can be made ahead of time and prepared in quantity .Kick up the heat by adding a stronger hot chili variety. I sometimes go for 1 or 2 habaneros for a really fiery experience. Preparation requires very little skill. Sautee' all ingredients until tender. Be gentle as the squash cooks to not break up the cubes. Many of my friends will remember this dish well , as I have
A variation on the dish , adds grilled cubes of Italian bread mixed in towards the end of the cooking process. Slices of Italian bread, rubbed with EVOO, S/P and grilled, is used to to make the bread cubes. Size the cubes similarly to the squash.
In case you were wondering, this dish too originates from Calabria.
Cube butternut squash - medium sized cubes
Red peppers - cut into thick strip
Hot pepper flakes -
Garlic, EVOO, S/P
By the way , all of the above will make great tapas. Go ahead and experiment.