Thursday, June 13, 2013

{Caper + Herb Dressing}

So this is my favourite dinner at the mo, salmon, mash, cucumber and the best green dressing ever.  I've made it over and over and can't get enough of it.  This little green dressing takes moments to pull together and goes so well with salmon and you know what else? I made it last night to go along with nigellas spanish chicken.  It bloody rocked that chicken and its also just crying out for some slow roasted lamb to hang out with.  I will be getting onto that very shortly.

Its one of those simple simple combinations that can be pulled together from your garden providing you are growing parsley, mint and have a lemon tree!  It just works and I love it, you should try it, it'll jazz up your dinner no end.

...the dressing
10 big mint leaves
1/2 cup parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp capers

Chop the mint, parsley and capers finely then add them to a bowl along with the olive oil and lemon juice, stir.  Simple and fabulous.  

Monday, June 3, 2013

{Broccoli, Cranberry & Almond Slaw}

This is one of our favourite summer salads, we eat it a lot and its especially delicious at christmas time, something about the cranberries and almonds make it a wee bit christmassy. We like it with our christmas baked ham and its good at any BBQ.  Who would of believed that raw broccoli could be so fantastically delicious, all those raw food fanatics would be all over this salad although I'm not sure they believe in toasting nuts, such a shame cos a toasted nut is in my opinion a far superior nut to an untoasted one.

...the slaw
1 large broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted almond slithers
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tbsp whole egg mayo
2 tbsp greek yoghurt
juice of a lemon
dash of tabasco
tsp of honey

Pop the mayo, yoghurt, lemon juice, tabasco, honey and salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk to combine.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to coat.  The end.