Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Baby Arugula

I have never grown any kind of lettuce or greens before and on a whim I decided to try and grow arugula which has become a very popular lettuce. Arugula is also known as rocket, maybe for its pointed shape? It has a strong, peppery and spicy flavor, because of this its used more of a flavoring then by itself where it would over power the other ingredients. My seeds sprouted and were fast to grow, now only a few inches tall. Bright green and very flavorful. I wanted to pair this strong spicy flavor with something sweet to balance the flavor, I roasted nectarine's and red onions with honey and sherry vinegar till soft and caramelized, then tossed with the arugula to make a simple summer salad.

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