Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tastes so Red...

Pike St. Market, in Seattle WA. is a great place to see color. Providing flowers, the freshest fish and of course fruits & vegetables! With all the greenery and precipitation here in the NW, It's not hard to imagine why the produce is so colorful and fragrant. I love the idea of tasting and smelling color. The sweet smell of sugar snap peas, the earthiness of asparagus and not mention the aroma of freshly boiled corn!    YUM!                                                          
But, it was the burst of color from these Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes that caught my eye and had my mind surging with culinary delight!

Here is the simple recipe I used to enjoy the color and flavor of these delicous tomatoes.

-10 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes cut in half, a variety of colors if possible
-1/4 cup diced shallot
-1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
-1 tablespoon E.V.O.O (sorry I couldn't miss that opportunity)
-1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
-Stir and chill, should be enjoyed chilled

Here are some fun Reds I pulled. Color names are from Left to Right.
Peach fuzz, Chili paste, Ancho powder, Bright nectar, Dragon fruit

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