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Dinner Tonight: “Caprese” (click to embiggen)
Cherry Tomatoes, Silken Tofu, Shiso, Sesame Vinaigrette
I hate the use of scare quotes on menus. Usually because they’re completely unnecessary. It’ll say something like “coffee” and then go on to describe something that in no way deviates from the usual coffee with which we’re all familiar. Drives me nuts.
This time, though, I guess it makes sense. This is out of the Momofuku cookbook. I suppose the tomatoes are consistent, but everything else is flipped. Tofu for the mozzarella; shiso for the basil; sesame oil for olive oil. I grew the tomatoes, so that’s rowdy.
And, while the flavors are different, it accomplishes the same thing as a traditional caprese, if that makes any sense. I guess that’s the point.
Also, it’s a gorgeous dish.