Mark is very lenient in permitting all kinds of variations under the rubric of latkes, although ultimately he comes down on the side of simplicity, bless his minimalist heart; elsewhere in the Timesosphere things are downright lunatic. On most matters, I am the beau idéal of flexibility. Live and let live is my motto. If people want to dislike cilantro, that’s their business. If they want to eat half-raw pasta . . . well, there I draw the line.
Last week, I made a batch of agnolotti/ravioli containing a very simple summer filling of nice, dry ricotta: blanched and mashed peas; and fresh mint. Salt, no pepper. It is a filling worth trying as pea season comes to an end. (It would be very good with fava/broad beans too, but that would be quite a bit more work because of the indispensable extra step of peeling the blanched beans.)
It’s not often that there’s a bowlful of leftover lobster in our refrigerator, but there was the other day: Jackie and I had had a multi-course dinner out and couldn’t clean our final plates without bursting, so we took the remains home. (Let me anticipate the more likely scenario in which there isn’t a bowlful of leftover lobster in the fridge and say that today’s excellent summer dish can be made with uncooked fresh – or fresh from the freezer – shrimp/prawns.
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