If my big brother catches wind of this recipe I’ll probably be disowned. Coming from a family that has a passion for food, I’m usually pretty adventurous when it comes to eating. While I do follow what most people would probably consider to be a strict, and primarily vegetarian diet, I am willing to try anything once. I’m surrounded by foodies in my family, so it’s kind of hard not to. I think the strangest of foods I’ve tried are probably rocky mountain oysters (bull testicles, they’re delicious), sea urchin ovaries (disgusting), bone marrow (overrated), and just this past weekend…crispy duck tongue salad. The duck tongue was alright.
I grew up eating mostly boring greens. Apologies to my mother, because she is an amazing cook, but for the most part salads in our house weren’t very exciting to me. I recall a lot of iceberg and romaine from my childhood…we can blame my brother Eric’s picky eating if you want. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with a salad full of iceberg lettuce (wedge salad anyone?) or romaine lettuce. They certainly have their place, and I do use them myself, but I feel like so many other delicious greens go overlooked by people…and most of them happen to be the ones that are much more nutritional! Maybe iceberg and romaine aren’t exactly boring, I’ve just been over-exposed to them in my life… as many of us probably have.