829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Wall has been Breached





Choptank sweets and Sewansecotts on ice with balsamic 
mignonette, cocktail sauce, and jalapenos.  





And there is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing
as having a martini with your oysters, especially if it has both onions
and a twist as garnish.  





Maplebrook Farm burrata, with sliced Florida 
heirloom tomato, arugula and basil pesto, balsamic vinegar 
syrup, truffle oil, and cracked black pepper.  
An amazing taste of summer in March.



video


Hazel appreciated the liquor left in the deep cup of the Choptank
sweet.  After the disenchantment last Friday night with sushi,
my re-visit to the food that makes me most happy was deeply
satisfying.  Especially when it was me who put it on the plate.


13 comments:

  1. Wow, you won't even have to put that oyster shell in the dishwasher.

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  2. Noooo! Is there no escape from this cute doggie meme?

    Surely, I thought, Baydog at least would be free of this craze

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  3. What did you think of the Choptank Sweets?

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    1. Big, meaty, a little salty, and exactly what I'm looking for in an oyster. A buck a piece at Whole Foods. Well worth it.

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    2. They are farmed in Cambridge MD, about 5 minutes from my folks place in Easton. I am glad that their market is expanding up the east coast and hopefully south and west as well.

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  4. Also, and as expected (I am starting to hold you accountable for divine cuisine), the meal looked, and I am sure tasted, heavenly. I hope You, E, and kid(s) relished the meal.

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    1. It was me and the dog; girls were enjoying phenomenal conditions in VT. Pocahontas doesn't do raw oysters or burrata. Her loss.

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  5. The oysters look lovely, but why spoil them with anything other than a drop or two of lemon juice?

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    1. Several of them were consumed sans condiments.

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  6. Uh oh. Been thinking it's been a while since I went to Joe's Dairy.

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    1. Better go soon to keep in good standing.

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    2. Yeah, with all the family stuff I was taking their goods to I was starting to feel like a regular! Soon!

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    3. Done! Smoked "mootz" and sundried tomato sandwich for dinner. Mozzarella di bufala for dessert! :D

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