The octopus has risen to the level of delicacy in many parts of world, mostly due to the fact that it is one of the more unique mollusks under the sea. With three hearts that serve to pump through both gills and the rest of its body, in the animal kingdom the octopus is known to be highly intelligent with a complex nervous system leading to a clever defense mechanism against its predators. In the culinary world, it is a hearty and lean protein that does pose some challenges in mastering its tenderness and avoiding a rubbery texture to taste.
Intermezzo: Turkey Meatballs, Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Black Truffle Oil, and Strawberry Lemon Basil Mimosa
Maybe it’s the sun making me will spring into summer, or maybe its because it’s a go-to taste, but I decided to try my hand a light Italian lunch or rather spuntino–not be confused with the other Spuntino. This Italian “lunch” is very light and extremely healthy especially if you skip the Mimosa. Composed of two parts, the protein and the green– it is a great light lunch packing major flavor. More
This is a fun version of the Italian classic, which adds color and crisp flavor and goes well with any entree or just alone with a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio. Seeing colorful heirlooms its hard to resist finding ways of using them. More