02 October 2010

Putting it all together


I think it was so obvious that I overlooked it for a while...but why not put it all together?  A re-incarnation of my pea soup (but served warm and using 1/2 cup fresh basil instead of the mint this time), garnished with a lotus chip and tomato jam.  Gorgeous!  Yum!

I think the aromatic basil pea soup and the tangy tomato jam complement each other well, and there's nothing so special as starting off a meal with a little visual "wow" factor.  This combination lends itself to so many fun plating possibilities!  You can set up the lotus chip as a little boat floating on the soup, with a dollop of tomato jam on top...

 
 ...or put the jam on first and stand the lotus chip on end in the jam.  Then all you need are a few chives threaded through the lotus root to add some extra visual detail, and you've got a perfect little appetizer!

4 comments:

Kay Heritage said...

Gorgeous, indeed! Absolutely beautiful colors!

Susan said...

Talk about an 'aha' moment! Very clever and tasty! Exactly why I mentioned you as one of the most versatile bloggers going right now ...

http://thespicegarden.blogspot.com/2010/10/nod-from-blogger-friend.html

Eric Putnam said...

I think that you photographs of your creations are almost as delicious as the creations them self sound. I love pea soup but i have never had such a fancy version of it. I think I will have to try it very soon. I wonder if I could incorperate chopcolate into it somehow (in line with my blog challenge I recently took on).

Take care,
Eric (FoodSciGuy)

Marta´s Kitchen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love well presented food and this looks amazing!

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