I guess I should talk about it, right? I think I’ve been putting it off because I’m not sure how to say what I think I need to. And I’m not sure what I could say that everyone hasn’t already heard a million times this week. That Sandy, what a bitch.
I haven’t been on as much of a zucchini binge as I’m usually on this time of year. Most years, by the end of July, I’m verging on sick of the summer squashes, having eaten them in every form, from zucchini pancake to zucchini bread. But this year, I don’t know, I just haven’t been buying them and so I guess I haven’t set the zucchini-obsession train in motion properly. Up until this week, that is. They’ve been an integral part of two dinners in the last 5 days…the train is definitely in motion now and thank goodness, because I have a couple of months to make up for!
There are a few perfect flavor combinations in this world: peanut butter and chocolate, salmon and dill, brandy/grand marnier/lemon juice, and of course, bacon, lettuce and tomato. At the height of summer, those last three ingredients come together to make something so much more amazing than the sum of its parts.
Well folks, it is officially picnic season, not to mention BBQ season and pool party season and dinner on the fire-escape season. Chances are, you’re going to need to bring some eats to a party or twelve this summer and I promise you, you want this recipe in your back pocket.
I swear, every time I make something with miso, it blows my mind. So much goodness. So much lip-smacking, in your face umami. I can’t even handle it.