With a storm looming over Road D in Southampton, our second SoFo x SSSS summer workshop went off without a hitch! Big thanks to all of the attendees! We made so many new friends and had some great questions. If you attended and made your own salt, please send us pictures! We look forward to seeing some of you at our next workshop on August 29th!!
Missed the market and need to get your hands on some salt or sea salt texture spray? Shelly Sells Sea Salt can now be found in the following east end shops!:
Revolve Salon - Southampton, NY
This beautiful, eco-friendly salon now carries our Sea Salt Texture Hair Spray.
Atlantic Seafood- Center Moriches, NY
The shark-mouth entrance is the best landmark in Moriches! You should totally pop into this family ran seafood store for their amazing fish, shellfish, side dishes, and of course our sea salt (in all sizes!).
Mambo Kitchen- Westhampton Beach, NY
And finally, you can find us on Main Street at the lovely Mambo Kitchen. Make sure you grab an iced coffee and crepe from this awesome spot in WHB. Bonus- they serve wine till 9 on weekends!
Go To Meals will be a reoccurring installment of what I'm whipping up in the kitchen and throwing a ton of salt on. These meals are not tested in a test kitchen or 'developed' to any extent. They are just an exploration into the use of our homemade sea salt.
The staple items of my diet are (in no particular order) olive oil, salt, eggs, greens (usually arugula or kale), fresh crushed black pepper, olives (all kinds), lemons, and Locatelli Pecorino Romano cheese. With these items, I can make endless combinations.
Today's meal looks a bit elevated, but it was super simple. I had pack of sweet Italian sausage that NEEDED to be used. I took the sausage out of the casing and fried the whole pack on the range with two shallots chopped and bit of olive oil. When it cooked down a bit, I threw in a heavy splash of Montepulciano (red wine) that I was drinking while preparing this meal. On the other burner, I started a creamy polenta. I always have polenta on hand for emergencies and non emergencies- everyone should have polenta in their cupboard. I boiled 2 cups of a half water, half almond milk mixture (don't judge!) and slowly added Romano cheese and a hefty amount of fresh pepper. I usually will use a chicken stock or regular milk with polenta, but the almond milk was the only other liquid available. A real polenta recipe that looks great!
For the arugula, it was simply tossed with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a small drizzle of olive oil.
Lastly, and the main part of this dish, is something I've been working on for the last few months. My favorite Italian restaurants in the city are the Frank restaurants in the East village and Lower East Side- Sauce, Supper, Lil Frankie's and Frank's. Seriously, I could eat at any of these every night. Drooling just thinking about it. Anyway, if you follow their owner, Frank Prisinzano on Instagram you would know that he is the king of the 'crispy egg' and holy cannoli, is this thing amazing! It basically is a fried egg with one side REALLY well done. Smitten Kitchen have a great tutorial here, though I do like mine a bit more burn-y!
For assembly, I try not to pig out on the polenta too much and build the plate up with healthy portions of all components. Top with a ton of fresh SEA SALT. Tahhhdahhh!
After a long winter's nap, we are gearing up for an amazing summer full of sea, salt, and sand :) Stay tuned!
“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whoops.. This was supposed to go up in March (hehehe). I would like to thank all of my family, friends, and fans for making 2013 a super special start up year. I look forward to the 2014 spring/summer season and am so excited to share what's next for SSSS! xx Michele