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August is the right time for the Jerseys. We got these at Matt’s in Belmar. $$3.00 per pound on . Blogfinger photo.  We also got some fine specimens at the Saturday  Sunset Avenue market in A. Park

 

By Eileen Goldfinger, food editor @Blogfinger.net and Paul Goldfinger (right hand man)

 

We had family over for a chicken dinner last night, but the stars of the show were the Jersey tomatoes done up by Eileen who prepared her Caprese (Capri style) salad  with slices of tomato alternating with sliced  fresh mozzarella;  See the actual recipe below.

The chicken thighs and wings were prepared with a dry rub and then finished with Wegmans’ Organic Sweet Chili sauce.

In addition we served fresh white Jersey corn and fresh green beans.

Almost all the tomatoes were gone because they were so delicious.   Go out now and buy some.   Remember to look for the fruits where the red reaches the stem and don’t buy if they are too mushy to the touch.

They should have a slight give when gently squeezed, as my friends (PG) and I discovered in high school.

 

Here is Eileen’s Caprese salad recipe:

 

 

August 10, 2020. Eileen’s photo in her kitchen.

 

CAPRESE SALAD:


Ingredients:

NJ beefsteak tomatoes

Handmade mozzarella*

Fresh basil

Fig flavored balsamic vinegar

Tuscan extra virgin olive oil

Salt


Assembling the salad:

Cut four quarter inch slices of beefsteak tomato

Place the slices on a plate and sprinkle with salt

Place a slice of mozzarella on top of each tomato slice and place one or two large basil leaves on each slice of cheese.

Drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinegar over each stack and then drizzle a small amount of extra virgin olive oil over each stack.

Repeat the above steps creating four stacks of 2-layers each.

Use smaller basil leaves as garnish on the plate.

Serves two.

*The wonderful homemade mozzarella came from Antonio’s Gourmet at 2201 Sunset Avenue, Wanamassa, in the same strip as the liquor store.

 

Fill the night with song…    Music, family and good food—-a fine recipe for a family gathering:

 

PINK MARTINI:  “Hang on Little Tomato.”

 

And here is FRANK SINATRA regarding a tomato he found in Italy:

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