Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ludo has had a series of "pop-up" restaurants in LA over the last couple of years. The restaurants are usually only around for about 6 weeks or so.....and getting reservations to them is ridiculously difficult. For this last incarnation, LudoBites 007, I was logged into OpenTable and ready to make the reservation the minute that reservations opened. Unfortunately, the day I selected to make a reservation, the restaurant was closed for a private event, and by the time I made it back to choose another date, the 6 weeks of reservations were completely sold out! I think it took all of 2 minutes or so. Maybe next time........
So since we weren't able to make it to LudoBites, I was so excited to see a spread about Ludo in the latest issue of Sunset Magazine.....complete with recipes!! Woo-hoo!
The first one I tried was a pretty simple one to put together.....it's Ludo's twist on guacamole...Broccamole!! Much more calorie-friendly than guacamole, with all of the same flavors. The texture is definitely different than guacamole (you don't get that creaminess), but the hubby really loved it! Even my sister-in-law, who isn't one to necessarily rave about veggie dishes, really really liked this.
Thanks Ludo......you rock!
from Ludo Lefebvre via Sunset Magazine
1 lb. broccoli florets (from about 2 small heads)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup lime juice
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup diced and seeded tomato
2 serrano chiles, minced (seed if very hot)
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook florets until crisp-tender, 5 minutes, then scoop into a large bowl of water to cool. Drain florets, then squeeze out as much water as possible with your hands.
Pulse broccoli in a food processor until finely chopped, then turn into a strainer and drain any liquid. Put in a medium bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. Season with more salt to taste.
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