Emily Bayless Project #65-Ensalada de Rajas, Papas y Atún

I have a list of things I want to do. One of them is to cook every recipe in a cookbook so I’m working my way through Rick Bayless’ Everyday Mexican. I’ve eaten a lot of good stuff. This series is the record of those adventures.

Ensalada de Rajas, Papas y Atun

Canned tuna+my frenemy poblano chiles=dish I didn't want to try, but I resigned myself to the fact that the point of a cookbook project is to try new things. To brave new civilizations. To boldly go where...

Whoa... Star Trek just pops up when I'm not expecting it. Sorry about that.

This salad was actually extremely satisfying. Eseent a potato salad with tuna and poblanos as accents. The whole thing was held together not by mayonnaise but a slightly spicy and extremely pleasing oil-based dressing. I was honestly shocked by how much I enjoyed it. Just goes to show you that a good recipe can be magic, bringing together disparate tastes to become so much greater than their individual parts.

Posted on October 31, 2011 and filed under Emily Bayless Project 2011, Mighty List, Project EAT.