ingredients 2 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoon salt
instructions For the Lemon Salt: Combine the lemon zest and salt together. Set aside.
instructions For the Stuffed Peppers: Preheat the oven to 400F.
ingredients 8 Fresno Chiles
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
instructions Cut the tops off of each of the fresno chiles, and remove the seeds. Arrange the fresno chiles on a baking sheet and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Roast the peppers for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
ingredients 1 Serrano Chile (seeded and minced)
1/2 Cup Goat Cheese (room temperature)
1/4 Cup Mint Leaves (sliced)
instructions In a medium bowl, fold together the goat cheese, serrano, and mint. Spoon the goat cheese mixture into each of the peppers, and set aside.
ingredients 3 Tablespoon Pine Nuts
2 Cups Basil Leaves
1 Clove Garlic (peeled)
instructions For the Pesto: Combine the pine nuts, basil, garlic and salt in a large stone mortar and grind with the pestle until the mixture forms a paste.
ingredients 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
instructions Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, beating all the while with a wooden spoon. Add the Parmigiano 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until the mixture forms a thick paste. The pesto can also be made in a food processor.
ingredients 1 Daikon Radish
instructions For the Daikon Carpaccio: Peel the daikon, and using a mandoline (slicer), very thinly slice it.
ingredients Grated Zest and Juice 2 Lemons
2 Teaspoon Spicy Mustard Whole Grain Mustard
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon Small Salt-Packed Capers (rinsed and drained)
instructions In a medium bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice with the mustard and beat lightly with a fork. Stirring rapidly, drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify. Stir in the capers, and set aside.
ingredients One 6-ounce chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano (for shaving)
instructions Using a vegetable peeler, shave parmigiano and reserve.
ingredients Freshly cracked black pepper
instructions Layer the daikon and drizzle with the vinaigrette made above. Sprinkle with lemon salt (made above). Top with shaved parmigiano and pepper if you wish.
ingredients 1 Loaf Italian Bread (sliced at a bias)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (to brush)
Pinch of salt
instructions To Assemble: Brush the slices of bread with olive oil and a pinch of salt. On a preheated grill at medium-high heat, grill the bread until toasted and crusty. Set aside.
instructions Serve the bread with the stuffed peppers, pesto, and daikon carpaccio (all made above).