Making dinner for my mother in law's birthday tomorrow. Various antipasti, homemade pici pasta w garlic and olive oil, then the sausage for a secondo. Can't decide what to make for a veggie side. Ideas?
Okra and tomatoes are a centuries-old pairing. It’s a remarkable union of late-summer flavors that comes from using peak-season produce – tiny fresh-picked okra and plump ripe tomatoes still firm enough to hold their shape when simmered.
Let the broiler do all the work, and enjoy the reward: crisp-tender green beans with a kiss of smoky char, juicy tomatoes, and a mellow roasted garlic sauce. Look for slender haricots verts in the prepared produce section of the supermarket.