Surf & Turf–Salad.

In my normal trip to the grocery store today, I was pleased to see “Sea Beans”. I discovered these salty seaweed snacks a few months ago and have been enjoying them regularly since. I can’t always find them, so I almost always buy them when they’re available.

Today, I decided to pair them with mushrooms for a “Surf & Turf” salad.

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Central Market also had Brown Oyster Mushrooms that were local and beautiful. I made a simple soy-chili vinaigrette:

1/2 Lime, juice and zest.

1/2 tspn Sambal Chili Sauce.

Black Pepper to taste ** Because of the saltiness of the sea beans I did not salt this dish at all. The sea-water briny flavor of the sea beans is enough to season the entire dish.

I tosses the mushrooms and beans in the dressing, topped with micro greens and drizzled toasted Sesame Oil and Fried Chili oil around the plate.

Voila!

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This will be the first of three Surf & Turf posts (scroll down). After conceptualizing this salad in the produce section, I decided to challenge myself to make a three course meal of surf and turf…2nd Course: Veal and Shrimp. Dessert (yes, Surf & Turf Dessert!) Strawberries and Nori.

I guess this meal was my way of cooking Mother’s Day dinner for my mom… too bad she lives in Oregon and couldn’t enjoy it. I enjoyed it for her, Love you mom!

2 Responses to “Surf & Turf–Salad.”

  1. Surely a perfect piece of writing! We’ve book marked it and sent it out to all of my friends since I know they’ll be intrigued, thank you very much!

  2. Thank you for the kind words, hope your friends enjoy!

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