Our grill is out of gas at the moment, but I knew we'd want shrimp/prawns for our first dinner al fresco. I got the last 1/2 kilo of big, fresh whole prawns from the fishmonger and stopped by the fruit/veg shop nextdoor to grab cabbage, mango, and limes to make a spicy-sweet, tropical slaw from Sprouted Kitchen. This stuff was delicious!
|mango and lime cabbage slaw, topped with sesame seeds|
Sunday dinner I threw together this salmon salad with crumbled feta, chickpeas, and crispy capers that I've been eyeing from Sydney foodie-photography blogger What Katie Ate. Her cookbook just hit the shelves here, and I've been inspired by her low-fuss, good-time-entertainment food focus. This salad was the easiest thing in the world, and so delicious. Rather than poach salmon fillets, I just used a small package of smoked salmon, tearing it into strips. I added a big handful of lightly steamed broccoli that I needed to use up. I didn't bother pan frying the capers to crisp them up, just threw the capers directly onto the salad after rinsing them. Forgot to get horseradish, so I improvised and made a dressing out of mustard, apple cider vinegar, and a little natural yogurt, thinning it out with some water. The hubs absolutely loved this salad (direct quote: 'It's really filling and tasty, not just leaves and sh**. We should make this again'). Definitely going in our rotation for easy meals this summer.
|salmon salad with feta, chickpeas, and capers and a tangy mustard dressing|