Sunday, June 15, 2008

The very best thing you could possibly do with sundried tomatoes.

So, an anonymous donor gifted me lamb chops. This, my friends, was exciting, as I am far to cheap to ever purchase them my self. Of course, all I could think to do with them was grill. Which seemed like it would be delicious. But, instead, I figured I should at least take a gander around epicurious and the cookbooks, just in case. It was, to say the least, an excellent call. This, I'm pretty sure is the best thing one could possibly do with sun-dried tomatoes. It was awesome spread over my over-cooked chops, and perhaps even better on crackers, bread, sandwiches and pretzels. I would have taken a picture but I ate it all. I kept it in an old tapenade jar which was perfect. so perfect, in fact, that it would make a pretty cool housewarming gift.

Sun-dried Tomato Butter

1 garlic clove
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer paste to a food processor and pulse with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, coriander, cayenne, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper until finely chopped. Blend in butter and lemon juice, then season with salt. Then swoon, and spread atop everything.



Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura...
!?...passavo per un saluto!

Maggie said...

I have to try this. I have a bunch of home dried tomatoes to use up and I like the idea of the walnuts in it.