The Perfect Lunch - Afghan Snowshoe Nan with Creme Fraiche, Capers and Gravlax Salmon
I am so lucky. Our farmer's market is amazing. We have a local pizza joint that makes all kinds of flatbread to sell at the market. My all time favorite is Afghan Snowshoe Nan. It is heavily dosed with a sprinkling of nigella seeds and has horseradish in the dough. If you ever have the opportunity to try it - DO! It has a wonderful complex flavor and texture.
This is what I threw together for lunch before I went out to garden. Refreshing and satisfying.
(I made this for my lunch so it was a 1 serving dish.)
2 ounces of gravlax salmon 1 tbsp creme fraiche 1 tbsp capers 2 pieces of afghan snowshoe nan
Spread the creme fraiche on the nan. Top with the salmon and capers.
***I think I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow. I love this nan!
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.