Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint
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fortyniner March 21, 2011
Made this tonight - substituted sour cream for the Creme Fraiche (as supermarket had run out!), also grated some feta and had to use frozen baby peas. I added some broccoli in with the spring onions (as suggested previously by veggiemama) I also sprinkled some Quandong Pistachio Dukkah on the top to give it a nice crispy finish. Very simple to make, I used my sticker blender to do the whole thing, rather than getting the processor out. Looked too nice to actually cut into! Vegetarian daughter is going to love this one.
Oui, C. March 15, 2011
This looks brilliant, and delicious, just like everything else posted here by Lynda (Tastefood). Thanks, Jenny for bringing this dish to my attention, I'd missed it before and am happy to now be able save it into my Food52 recipe box. - S
I really love the way you write, Jenny! It's so visual and connecting, if that makes sense. And I love the way you develop recipes Lynda! I can't believe we talked on the phone today and I never said a word of congrats. I can see that in the future I need to check Food 52 every morning before I do anything else. It's so great to see you and your food in the spotlight today. (Puffin? Really? Please don't tell me they taste like chicken...)
Greenstuff March 14, 2011
TasteFood is kind of a favorite of mine--hers was the first Food52 members whose blogs I bookmarked. What I get from this experience is that I can get St. Paddy's without dying bagels or the entire Chicago River green. Works for me; dinner Thursday?
mrslarkin March 14, 2011
Pretty! Thanks, Jenny and TasteFood. Unfortunately, I'd get laughed straight OUT of the house, where I'd sit and eat the torte all by myself on the back deck. Which, actually, with a glass of wine, might not be such a bad idea. Maybe I'll make it for Easter, when I know there will be more pea appreciation.
fiveandspice March 14, 2011
Could I join you out there? This torte on a deck with wine sounds pretty idyllic to me (as long as your deck is somewhere warmer than Boston currently is)! Thanks for highlighting this one Jenny - and lovely recipe Tastefood!
Well I think both of you should come to San Francisco and we can sit out on my back deck with this great sounding dish and some champagne! (OK, maybe not today with it being kind of rainy, but it's definitely not cold). TasteFood lives just 10 minutes down the road, so maybe she can come by and we can toast her for this great recipe!
i am there. at this point, there won't be enough for all of us. please keep my wine cold.
Bevi March 14, 2011
This is the perfect week for green food! Thanks Jenny for the smile you put on my face, and TasteFood for a really nice recipe.
Loves P. March 14, 2011
It's about that time of year for me to start obsessing about Passover and recipes that look pretty and Springy (a word?) without matzoh or matzoh bi-products as ingredients! This would make a lovely addition to a holiday meal. Thanks
healthierkitchen March 14, 2011
Another laugh out loud post! And thanks for the intro to another great recipe. Love English peas right out of the pod, but otherwise, I'm a frozen pea girl.
Lizthechef March 14, 2011
Lovely recipe, TasteFood, and thanks for the morning laugh-out-loud, dear Jestei...
“Remember when we were dating and you served me salad out of a pasta pot?" I am laughing so hard I can barely read the rest of the article.
I would love to make this, but here's a short list of some of the (many) things that my husband hates: ricotta (except in canolli), parmesan cheese, romano cheese, creme fraiche. Oh well.....
Blissful B. March 14, 2011
I just realized that statement doesn't really follow this conversation, does it? It's just a riff on picky eaters (and memories from my own picky-eater childhood). I will step out of the room & let talk of tortes resume!
Yes, he loves cake--desserts of all types! :) (He was hoping I'd make lots of pots de creme for pudding week....)
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