Yes, when we’re making BLT’s!
I was reading through blogs that focus on Korean food when I came upon the question, “Do Koreans cook with tomatoes?” Although I do think about the ingredients that go into Korean cooking, I’d not really given much thought to what does not go in. I certainly eat and cook with them, but they are relegated to the pasta, salad and sandwich “blowing through the jasmine of my mind”.
Though I do have memories of my dad sprinkling sugar on tomato slices before eating, I would say it does not feature too much in Korean cooking. Although I do recommend tomato slices alongside a simple Korean breakfast of rice, kimchi and fried egg.
So I got no fusion for you today, just a BLT straight up all the way:
The bread is your platform for all the good things to come…
Get fancy with applewood smoked bacon, or at least go for the nitrate, hormone and antibiotic-free kind since you’re going to all the trouble to use heirloom tomatoes:
and fresh lettuce from the farmer’s market.
And once all the components are neatly in place, you can go ahead and tuck in:
A good way for anyone to cook with tomatoes…