Provenance of Dish
Having spent most of my years spread out among the three states that make up the Left Coast, the array of what considered local ingredients quickly became apparent. Avocado toasts are definitely a part of life if you've spent any time in California. So after leaving California to head North, I had to find a way to continually enjoy my favorite fork and knife version of a single sided sandwich. Smoked oysters, avocado, lime and cilantro seem to have been waiting to come together on a buttered piece of toast. Try it out for yourself and see, but be sure to make the sriracha ice box pickles a day ahead of time.
Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is legal in some states, but not all. Please check your state regulations.
5 pieces artisan sourdough bread (cut ¾ inch thick)
2 tbsp olive oil or duck fat
2 tbsp creamery butter
2 large organic avocados (just barely ripe)
1 tsp jacobsen sea salt flakes
¼ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
½ tsp Louisiana style hot sauce
½ cup fresh young hemp leaves (optional but loaded with more vegetable-based protein than spinach and kale combined)
¼ cup fresh cilantro sprigs
1 cup sriracha wild chanterelle ice box pickles (recipe included)
4 oz smoked oysters (small or petit oysters are best for this)
1 lime (cut in half to squeeze over each toast)
2 tbsp dry elderberries (found at your local health food store)
in medium hot skillet toast each slice of bread in the olive oil to your desired doneness.
butter each piece of toast with butter and set aside.
in a stainless-steel bowl with a fork, smash the peeled and seeded avocados to your desired consistency.
to the smashed avocados add the hot sauce, juice of half of the lime, sea salt, and pepper. mix well.
top each piece of toast with a few fresh hemp leaves, smashed avocado mix, some chanterelle ice box pickles, a few smoked oysters, and a few cilantro sprigs.
squeeze the other half of the lime over each of the toasts and sprinkle each toast with a little additional sea salt, pepper, and dry elderberries.
serve with a fork and knife and additional lime or hot sauce.