Derivatives Redefined / by Tara Davis

We started Derivatives thinking we were just going to make people breakfast, and then, the months went on, and we decided that we just wanted to make food for our friends regardless of the meal or time of day. Derivatives' roots are still in taking what we know of food from what we grew up on, but now, we're giving it a twist. It's become a fusion of what we know and what we don't and just running with it because it's what we like. 

So, for this meal, we took inspiration from Asia. Andrew wanted to turn Southern Chicken and Dumplings on their head. What he came up with was a Miso broth laden with southern buttermilk dumplings and topped with a Thai basil chicken. As a side, we had Papaya Salad with red cabbage (making it reminiscent in look to Cole Slaw) topped with a fried green tomato, and some Jasmine Rice for good measure. We ended the meal with my contribution of mini Coconut Key Lime Pies. 

While it may not be the MOST attractive meal (especially that Miso, am I right?), I can assure you that it tasted incredible. Also, shout out to my yard for the table decor.

 The Papaya Salad & Fried Green Tomato 

The Papaya Salad & Fried Green Tomato 

 The Coconut Key Lime pies topped with handmade whipped cream, lime zest, and some toasted coconut shreds.

The Coconut Key Lime pies topped with handmade whipped cream, lime zest, and some toasted coconut shreds.

 Our friends Alexander and Brandon joined us for this meal. Alexander is leaving us all behind for an Empire State of Mind, so we had to treat him to dinner.

Our friends Alexander and Brandon joined us for this meal. Alexander is leaving us all behind for an Empire State of Mind, so we had to treat him to dinner.

 Brandon being the beautiful princess that he is.

Brandon being the beautiful princess that he is.

We won't make you all wait seven months for the next Derivatives. We already have menu plans in the works, so stay tuned.