I know you must be getting tired of my raving about Ted and Judy’s cooking but trust me if you were eating their food you would never tired of it! Last week I was there for dinner on a lovely cool spring/summer evening and Ted BBQ’d simple chicken breasts and asparagus along with fingerling potatoes. Inside a fabulous lush salad was made by Judy with a dressing made by their son Jonathan (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in that family).
Simple meal but so tasty and cooked to perfection. Moist chicken (albeit large – which of course just means left overs for me ;-)), Judy found something called seaweed asparagus (think that was what it was called). Tiny little shoots that look like mini asparagus but grown in the sea so quite salty. She par boiled them and let them soak for awhile and the salt level came right down. Very much a sea salt flavour as opposed to the stuff you shake on food though – so delicate).
For the potatoes – Ted roasted them on the BBQ then we added the softened garlic that was cooked with them and I mashed it and put it back over the potatoes which Ted then did a light “smash” too to create what you see below.
The sea asparagus was sprinkled over the chicken and the salad provided for a very green and healthy looking delicious dinner. No surprise there – I figured I have never had a meal there that wasn’t wonderful – okay maybe the company has something to do with it too but truly the food is always amazing – such creative cooks – very inspiring.