“Build a sandwich around 3 ingredients that start with the letters B.L.T.” that was the directive for this month’s challenge. And you know we’re not talking bacon, lettuce and tomato!
The mise en place for my sandwich holds a whole branzino, leek, lemon, lima beans, and Italian tuna. (Other ingredients not shown: anchovies, micro herbs, garlic, tomato, olive oil and a loaf of freshly-baked ciabatta bread.)
To all you bacon lovers out there …
boo me (if you must), but I have to declare …
And, a lightly sauteed vegetable salad made with lima beans and leeks dressed with lemon juice, oil-cured olives, chopped tomatoes and micro greens is much tastier than an undressed piece of lettuce and a slice of tomato. Even if you don’t like lima beans (I didn’t used to), but they’re like Brussels Sprouts — if you cook them correctly, they’re really quite good.
I loved my reinvented BLT! But, hey, that’s just me. What about you?
I’m leaving soon for a vacation that will take me to Amsterdam and then on a Rhine River cruise visiting cities in Germany, France and Switzerland. I may post some photos on Facebook along the way, but I probably won’t be back on this or any other blogs until I return.
Meantime, other CCC members will be posting their BLTs throughout the month and the round-up will be hosted by Lazaro Cooks at the end of the month.
Ciao for now!
Note: This is a fish known by many names in various parts of the world and is often marketed as Mediterranean seabass, bronzini or branzini. In Spain it is called lubina or róbalo and in France bar commun along the Atlantic coast and loup de mer in the Mediterranean. The Turks/Greeks refer to it as levrek/lavracki while the countries of former Yugoslavia share a name that is similar to that used by their Italian neighbors across the Adriatic, the “brancin.” (Source: wikipedia)
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