Tuesday Night dinner started as a social gathering of like-minded folks that enjoy food. Its been 3 years since the start. TND has evolved into something entirely unique to Chicago: A place to exchange thoughts and ideas with a diverse and eclectic crowd. A place to learn about vegetarian cooking and contribute in the kitchen. Here are a few images from last night's dinner. What we had for dinner:
Appetizer: sourdough potato cake, chickpeas w. sesame oil, 'quick' cucumber kimche, romesco sauce
-potato cake- 2 cups starchy potatoes 1.5 cups ap flour 2 eggs 3 oz spring onions (diced) 3 oz sourdough starter
2 cups milk s/p to taste Peel and chop potatoes, boil til soft. remove from water and mash until lumpy. Combine all ingredients into a batter. Chill then cook on flat surface.
-Chickpeas- 4 cupsChickpea/garbanzo beans 1 cup Green garlic ½ tablespoon cumin seeds ½ tablespoon Toasted sesame oil ½ cup Olive oil s/p to taste Toast cumin seeds. Peel and blanch chickpeas, and set aside. Heat olive oil in pan until very hot. Add chickpeas and cumin seeds. Cook for 5 mins. Add sesame oil and green garlic. Saute another 5 mins. Use a wisk to break up chickpeas. Drain excess oil. Set aside for use.
-quick kimche: cucumber, garlic 1 tablespoon Kosher salt 2 large Seedless cucumber 1 head of Garlic 1 cup Green garlic 1 cup Garlic chive 1 large red onion 8 oz lemon juice 8 oz Lime juice 4 oz Fish sauce 4 oz Shriracha 1 tbsp Red pepper flakes 8 oz Mirin Salt cucumber and greed garlic to draw out moisture. Add all other ingredients. Keep covered for up to a week.
-romesco sauce- 3 large Red bell peppers 1 large Onions 4 oz Green garlic 4 medium Tomatoes ½ cup Almonds 2 oz Cream s/p to taste
Soak almonds in hot water for 1 hour. Roast tomatoes, peppers, garlic, and onions until caramelized. Blend all ingredients, and strain. Add cream s/p and heat in sauce pan.
Entree: Tarragon infused rice pilaf, roasted asparagus, beet pickled egg, with a green garlic aioli.
Dessert: Walnut chocolate chip cookie with strawberry rhubarb compote with a fresh strawberry garnish.
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