Serious Eats: Recipes
Dinner Tonight: Warm Mushroom Salad with Hazelnuts and Pecorino
It all began with hazelnuts. My wife returned with this massive bag of them for some random recipe, and after using a pitiful amount, we realized we were going to have get creative to use the rest. At the same time I wanted a recipe that could utilize some delicate arugula at my local co-op. All paths led to this recipe from Smitten Kitchen.
What I really love about this recipe is how it feels totally hedonistic. The shallots, mushrooms, and pecorino all add meaty undertones to this dish, though no meat is actually involved at all. But it's still filling, and a perfect main course salad. Oh, and those hazelnuts. They provide a pleasing crunch to each bite. I'm glad I had them around.