This is the simplest salad you will ever make. If you read Portuguese, or don’t mind the butchering that google translate occasionally causes, jump over to Fer’s blog (Chucrute com Salsicha) to see where I got the idea for this great side dish. I echo her words, and urge you to use the best possible tomatoes you can find. They need to be juicy, packed with flavor, and you must cut them in thick slices to stand the warm shower of the brown butter. You also must enjoy this salad right away. Am I bossy today or what? But, once you comply with my demands, you will thank Fer for bringing this to our attention…
Looking for the recipe? There is no recipe, too simple for that. Grab the best tomatoes you can find (have I made that clear enough? ). Cut them in thick slices, and arrange them on a plate.
Melt some butter, gently. On low heat, allow it to get a brownish color, by that time a nutty, wonderful smell should make you smile in anticipation. Spoon some of the brown butter over the tomatoes, season with Maldon salt (for that added crunch), black pepper, and serve right away.
Leftovers? Toast some rustic sourdough bread, and while the bread is still hot from the toaster (or grill), place a nice slice of brown butter tomato on top… Take a bite. Then another. And have happy thoughts.
Fer, obrigada pela super receita! Seu ginger ale esta’ na fila para uma proxima empreitada…
I close this post offering you a link with NINETY recipes for healthy, no-heat lunches to take to work. Kalyn, a veteran food blogger recently assembled this collection and I immediately bookmarked it. A wealth of information!
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