What are dishes (even beautiful wooden serving dishes) without something yummy to put in them? Every day, we will feature design submissions from the Red Clay Farm to Table project, and pair it with complementary recipes perfect for them.
Designer Andrew Cottrell created this series of four wooden serving dishes he calls ‘MELD.’ When used together, the bowls display the elements of a meal as a whole.
Is this dish your favorite? Vote here to see it in Dillard’s stores in Spring 2013. You can also check out and vote on other great submissions.
The smallest serving dish
The fig mixture complements our Marinated Fig Salad (see below for link). A perfect use of the smallest dish, it allows each person to pour their ideal amount on their own salad. Putting the whole mixture on the salad at once may also make it soggy over time.
The mixture combines the sweet with savory – fresh figs with honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard.
This bowl could also be used for jams and jellies.
The second smallest dish
Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas is a fantastic starter with a little bit of heat. Munch on morsels to take the edge off of your appetite. You could also put candied walnuts, pecans or any other appetizing snack in this bowl.
The second largest dish
This dish is great for soups, dips or something else to nibble on! Cheese Truffles are perfect for it. These delectable bite-size balls of pimento cheese are made with finely chopped toasted pecans, fresh parsley or cooked and crumbled bacon.
The Largest dish
The Marinated Fig Salad is a sweet-tempered entree to combat the spicy and salty of your earlier snacking. The delicious fresh fig mixture covers a mozzarella cheese, ham and arugula salad.
We hope we’ve inspired you to make some delectable dishes for your table, and to vote for your favorite serving dishes!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another submission and recipe!
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