I now fully understand why I see people at the farmer’s market hauling home trash bags full of fresh greens. Big, enormous, yard work-type trash bags. It would take at least a couple of trash bags full of greens to feed a larger family. Much like fresh spinach, even the sturdier greens cook down to nothing.
Pile of fresh greens prior to becoming horta …
Tiny bowl of horta
This recipe for clam and bacon pizza calls for an obscene amount of garlic. So obscene, in fact, I was prepared to incapacitate my fellow gym goers the next morning with my manky garlic sweat. However, after one delicious bite, I knew my morning gym buddies would be spared a noxious 5 a.m. cloud of pungent funk. We are all very relieved.
Creamy Garlic Sauce
The preparation for this delightfully mellow sauce rendered the garlic perfectly sweet, mild and savory — a glorious foil to the briny clams and rich bacon. This pizza was simply outstanding and I cannot wait to sink my teeth into another slice soon. I used a whole wheat pizza crust from Whole Foods to up the health factor and I wouldn’t change a thing. We paired it with a spicy, zesty red Zinfandel from one of our favorite vineyards in Sonoma County, Chateau Felice. What a lovely Sunday dinner!
Lobster and lamb and fresh tuna — oh my! What a delicious and varied week.
2 pound suckers from Frank’s Seafood Market. Delicious!
Critters before the plunge …
Lobster was the star of the show this week, but we also devoured the fresh fig and lamb skewers with a couple of Greek side dishes …
Grilled Eggplant & Peppers
Greek Chopped Salad
And of course, fresh ahi with Livornese sauce is one of our favorites: