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umami overload

From the backlog of last winter.

Gorgeous, fresh nectarines, from the dumpster. Fresh thyme I’d frozen in the fall.

And what to do to transform them into a hearty, complex dish fit for a leisurely January afternoon?

Salt is a good place to start.

White truffle salt

&

Black lava salt.

Gifts of C, from Spice Station in LA.

Let’s start off with a salad.

Shoots and winter greens and from the CSA, oranges from the dumpster, toasted flax seed, and black lava salt. Crunchy, bitter, tender, sweet.

Hmm…

Leaves some in wanting of umami…

Toast; tahini; egg, fried (crisp edges, soft yolk); fresh thyme; sliced stone fruit; white truffle salt

generously;

and

a yolk

broke.

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This entry was published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm. It’s filed under day-to-day eats, experiments, food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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