After the success of the last hyssop recipe, I decided to try and experiment a little. We received radishes and asparagus in our CSA, and I saw a recipe for a cool salad using both.
First, I chopped and steamed a bunch of asparagus.
While that was cooking, I mixed up the dressing. It was rice wine vinegar, olive oil, nama shoyu (which is like soy sauce), salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and a splash of sesame oil. Sesame oil is strong!
Once the asparagus was done and chilled, I mixed it into the dressing along with lots of scallions, leftover chicken, and chopped up radishes. Then I thought about the hyssop. It is kinda like anise, which is the flavor of the Lebanese liquor Arak. Arak is often enjoyed with radishes, so I thought the hyssop might work well in the salad.
It did! It was so light and perfect for a hot day.