Sunday, 3 May 2015

No trouble doing dorky!

Salmon salad on a Tomato Carpaccio

Carole's Chatter: Salmon salad on a Tomato Carpaccio

We really enjoy smoked salmon.  I have already posted on one platter I did teamed up with corn and crispy roast potatoes.  This one was a smoked salmon salad on a tomato Carpaccio – ie a bed of thinly sliced tomatoes.

I prepped my salad ie cut/sliced:

Red chilli
Red Onion

I put the layer of tomatoes down first, then mixed up the other things with flaked smoked salmon (not canned – hot smoked).

For the dressing, rather than mixing it up into one combined dressing I just dotted some horseradish sauce, chilli sauce and sweet chilli sauce around along with a drizzle of extra virgain olive oil.  Salt and pepper of course.

I put a few lemon wedges on the plate because I thought they would look pretty – but you could just squeeze the lemon juice over the salad.

It was quick to do, fresh and tasty and best of all even healthy.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

An energy saving mode.... that would be fantastic!

Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le

I ordered Easy Gourmet from the library based on a post  by Under My Apple Tree which was linked into Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking.  Under My Apple Tree gave it a 5 out of 5 rating and amongst other things said 'Easy Gourmet is designed with the busy cook in mind with simple, yet unique, dishes. I admit, I was attracted by the word ‘easy’ in the title because the word ‘gourmet’ usually scares me away. But here I found recipes that even new cooks will appreciate. The easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by full-page, mouth-watering photos.'

I couldn't agree more.  The author is a food blogger.  Her blog is I am a food blog.  There are some great recipe ideas in this book – and the photography is to die for.  If you would like some styling ideas, this will inspire you.