July 24, 2004
Summer in Chianti
Summer in chianti...
finally got a foto online, will see if I can get it together to document food!!!
I am on a sort of vacation... no work and so doing some fun stuff.
Off to Londa.. above Pontesieve, to take a class in mask making..feeding the soul!
I am making pesce finto, "fake fish" to take, which will be the new recipe online on my site when my web master is back.. but it is a cold potato salad, with tuna and capers.
2 large potatoes
1 can tuna, in oil
4 tbs capers in vinegar
EVO, extra virgin olive oil
Boil the potatoes in salted water, with the peel on, until cooked tender.
Skin the potatoes, and mash or puree.
Add olive oil to thin the mixture ( i do this instead of adding mayo)
Add the can of tuna and break up until the tuna is fully incorporated.
Add the capers and season to taste with vinegar.
I like the salad to have a fresh tang!
It is fun to shape it into a fish or a mermaid shape and cover with thinly sliced cucumbers as scales.