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Archive for December 17th, 2011

Okay, it wasn’t so secret. I was cleaning out the refrigerator. I help a farmer sell his sea asparagus at one of the local farmers markets. He usually lets me take home a few of the unsold items. This week it was one container of fresh sea asparagus and one bottle of his “ocean pesto”.

Ocean Pesto

Ingredients

Notice, it’s non-dairy. My stomach thanks you. ­čÖé

Ocean Pesto

Pesto Orzo

Orzo pasta, ocean pesto, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil for garnish. I used part of the oil in the pesto to caramelize the onions, then tossed everything together. Not bad, if I do say so myself.

Sea Asparagus with Tofu

Plain. Par-boiled. The sea asparagus is naturally salty, no seasoning needed.

Stir-Fried Wood Ear Fungus

I also stir-fried some wood ear fungus. Olive oil, sugar, salt, and Shao Xing wine to deglaze.

I didn’t realize it at the time but this was a vegetarian dinner. I guess I’ll be looking for a burger tomorrow. ­čśŤ

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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