How do I know about Brunswick Stew? Back in the 70’s, we went on one of very few family vacations, probably to try to instill some sort of family bonding combined with a patriotic zeal to renew our faith in God and Country.
Here’s a perfect salad/side that just screams Summer! Maybe that’s why Chef Joe Kindred (Kindred’s Restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina – yep, the same restaurant responsible for Kindred’s Milk Bread) named the original recipe “Summer Bean Salad.”
Sometimes the universe aligns and this Brunswick Stew came about as a result! My sister, who lived for years in Georgia, came to visit, I had leftover pork shoulder (Momofuku’s Bo Ssam, to be exact – that was a big roast!) and I had just come across the “original” Brunswick stew on a blog, His Blessed Kid.
While Fava beans set the standard for many Crostini spreads, this bright, fresh Lima & Pea spread is somewhat unexpected. It’s exceptional taste is springish, even in the dead of winter; bright and tasty, it’s a breath of fresh air.