Along with sauces, dips, and spreads, you'll find some creative appetizers and side dishes, including Cauliflower Ceviche and Sea Palm
Recipe inspiration comes from various culinary traditions, including India, Latin America, Italy, and the American Southwest; the cookbook also shines a spotlight on some unusual ingredients which grow abundantly around their Mendocino coastal location, including sea palm
, minutina, huizontle, and a variety of greens.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, replete with practical cooking tips, and thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' in organization and step-by-step instructions, the recipes range from Citrus Polenta with Braised Garden Greens and a Creamy Toasted Cashew Sauce; Indian-Spiced Polenta Napoleon; Mushroom Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Burger; Ravens Spicy Peanut Curry Sea Palm
; and Sweet Summer Corn Bisque; to Peach Huckleberry Cobbler; Cilantro Mint Pesto; Indian Spiced Kale and Potato Omelet; Roasted Zucchini Soup with Pistachio Cream and Fresh Mint; Chantrerelle and Fall Vegetable-Stuffed Portobello; and Ravens Vegan Cashew Cheese.
Popular types include kelp, nori (seaweed,) arame (type of kelp,) kombu (a brown kelp), and sea palm
. Although researchers don't know as much about sea vegetables as they do about those grown on land, new facts are trickling in.
The state report found that some populations of a sensitive seaweed species called sea palm
have gone locally extinct in some spots along the north coast in the past 20 years, potentially a result of illegal overharvesting.
You can see how the sea palm
(1) got its name: It looks a lot like a palm tree (right).
NOTES: Toasted dried sea palm
fronds--also called sea crunchies--are the leaves, or blades, of the sea palm
, an ocean vegetable unique to Northern California, Oregon, and points farther north.
The Oregon Coast connection is that she relives her family struggle while meditating on the resilient sea palm
, walking the beaches.'
Another step, another pool, where sea palms
, like fans at a rock concert, shake their shaggy heads with each crash of the waves.
And courses like Sea Palms
, Hampton and Sea Island are nearby.
If fishing isn't your thing, the four-star, four-diamond Sea Palms
resort has 27 holes of golf-rated among Georgia's "Ten Best"-and a beautiful 12court racquet club.
The researchers base their conclusionon a detailed study of the quantity and type of organisms, such as algae, sea palms
and mussels, produced at several exposed and sheltered sites around Tatoosh Island, off Washington state.