These tamarind-filled candy tubes are covered in spicy, salty, tangy powder (salsa en polvo). I bought this pack of Skwinkles at an Associated in Sunnyside, Queens but MexGrocer.com is offering free shipping on orders for the next two days if you use the code “FREESHIP12” at check out.
lobster roll (on a toasted marshmallow)
I recently had the most amazing dinner of my life at Atera. The $165 tasting menu included almost 30 different items. Here are some photos of my favorites.
“razor clams” – mini air baguette painted with squid ink and filled with clam ice cream and sorrel
tomato ice with sea urchin
lichen chip with aioli and malt sauce
beer macaron with sturgeon roe
sprouted grain ice cream
peekytoe crab with artichokes petals in herb broth
young vegetables with pastrami cured seared duck hearts
tomato with milk ice cream
rosewater ice rose
open kitchen with chef Lightner
edible black walnut shell
lamb tartare with burnt crisp
“ramen” – squid strip noodles and dissolvable seasoning packet
pine nut wafers
Blue crabs have been bigger and more plentiful this year because of warmer ocean temperatures last winter. I bought a dozen of some very frisky live blue crabs at N.Y. Supermarket in Elmhurst, Queens for $6.00
I boiled them for about one minute before removing them and placing them in the vaporera I use for steaming tamales. Each crab was positioned upside down and covered in Old Bay seasoning before being steamed for 12 minutes.
Elmhurst NY 11373