Sorry to have fallen off the map again. Lots of stuff to finish up here, and a fried chicken obsession to pursue. I’ve been running around the southern half of the state, looking for Indiana's finest and it turns out, just like Dorothy, what I was after was in my own backyard all the time. Or in my kitchen, to be precise. I’m writing about it for Bloom and will have some pics and the recipe here after the magazine comes out mid-June.
Meanwhile, we decided to celebrate the end of school and the completion of a big project I’ve been working on by grabbing a quick weekend in Apalachicola and we got here this afternoon. On the way we passed a roadside stand brimming with Georgia peaches and stopped to get a basket. I’d thought they all got blasted in the late freeze this year, but some made it and oh, my, are they good!
With a huge bag of peaches and Seafood-2-Go right down the street from us, dinner was bound to be some combination of fruit and seafood. The just barely ripe and very sweet peaches were perfect for a salsa, so I chopped a few up with some red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, scallion, fresh ginger, cilantro, lime juice, salt and honey. Spicy, sweet, tart and delicious! It would have been even bettter with some hot salty tortilla chips, but I am trying to be faithful to Weight Watchers, so I just seared some fresh gulf shrimp and made some rice pilaf. Yum.