Friday, June 15, 2007

Simple salad and grilled fish

Simple salad

Shave some parmesan cheese on top, shred some left-over steamed chicken meat or sprinkle some lightly toasted pine nuts (or whatever nuts is available). All the above thrown in together with the salad will make a delicious complete meal.

parmigiano reggiano

the secret weapon - garlic soaked in olive oil

halved the olives
Literally, half of these ended up in Leanne's mouth before they could get 'dressed'.

With romaine lettuce, rocket, olives, red pepper, cucumber, tomatoes and whatever we find in the fridge.

Recipe: Salad dressing


2 tbs. chopped garlic (best if soaked in olive oil for a day or two - K swear that is the secret to a good dressing)

1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil (get the best you can- for salad, it makes a lot of difference)

3-4 tbs. red wine vinegar (can be substituted with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice or vinegar)
1 tbs. honey
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put all ingredients in a bottle, shake well and chill. Mix onto salad only when ready to serve.

Simple grilled fish

Season fish with coarse sea salt, freshly ground pepper and olive oil. Place on a backing tray and grill in the preheated oven at 200C for 15 minutes. For this simple dish, the fish has got to be really fresh or you will get the 'fishy' taste. (Add some chopped garlic if fish not too fresh or frozen).

Squeeze some lemon juice on top and serve with salad. A healthy, no-carb meal!!

Love, Jo


sario said...

wawa...the little play-play cook chopping up olives...wanna grow up to be a cook huh?..good..koko will go to ur restaurant everyday..haha..if ur food is free la...the fish looks really good mum..

The Drool Team said...

want free food?? u know where to find....