This came from the last farm stand tomatoes we are getting here in Maryland now. I wish I had thought of this technique earlier in the year - it made the most flavorful tomato salad with so little effort! Salting the salad all together forces the veggies to release their beautiful juice, soften, and meld some flavors together. The vinaigrette doesn't even need seasoning at this point. Just crack some fresh pepper at the end. —meganvt01
ripe tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
of a medium onion, sliced paper thin (I used a mandoline)
After spending years in school while working full time, I'm happy to finally have my evenings pursuing my other passion, cooking! I have a 4 year old boy and a husband that are both adventurous eaters and supportive tasters. I spend a good bit of my vacation travel preparation researching local and regional foods and my friends all make fun of my food obsession.
I've always been pretty confident with my techniques cooking from recipes but I am enjoying Food52's challenge of putting those techniques to work for my own versions of my favorite foods. I love to learn and the group of people that contribute to this site are a great resource.
As an Annapolis native, I love to cook with our local produce and seafood whenever possible. I try to support our community of fisherman, farmers, other food producers and chefs as much as possible.