I love thai flavours, there is just something magical about the combinations of flavours that are pure magic, this Tom Yum Soup relies on all of the flavours you associate with that part of the world, lemongrass, kafir lime leaf, fish sauce and of course chili all feature in this soup.
I love this time of year and I love this recipe, this Smoked Mackerel Salad with Apple and Bacon is nothing more than a few good things that really work well together that have been given a little care and attention to make them sing.
I’m sure there will be some itching to point out that the presence of pasta makes this tuna Nicoise pasta salad a fraud, well so be it. It kinda has the flavours of a Nicoise salad, sans olives of course… I hate olives! Most importantly the presence of pasta makes this dish a perfect picnic recipe,
I have no idea if this harissa salmon dish is a salad or not, but given that I am not much one for labels who cares, one thing it most certainly is though, is a delightfully light yet filling summer dish rocking the spicy aromatic flavours of harissa and rosewater mixed with orange and fennel.
It has been a while since I have taken inspiration from someone elses website so this teriyaki shrimp with broccoli dish makes a nice change for me and a visit to an Asian Fakeaway courtesy of the pages of Richa over at My Food Story.
You know what? I have had the enough of winter now, I live in a place where food is very seasonal and typically nothing is available locally unless it is in season, in many ways it is wonderful and fits in very much with the way I cook and grow food.
This Smoked Mackerel Fusilli With Chili is a super simple, frugal and incredibly quick pasta dish that I see as a winter dish as it contains ingredients that are largely neutral in their seasonality but flavour wise it really screams winter for me. The vibrance of the lemon and chili combination sits so well along side the smoky, salty mackerel and screams the Mediterranean to me.
I really love this time of year, most of the remaining ingredients for this great salmon pasta dish are all courtesy of months of hard work. Out tomatoes, herbs, and onions are all looking pretty spot on this year, the herb success is more than a little unusual, we have been doing this for 7 years and always fail at growing herbs...
Cooking the salmon under the broiler adds the most wonderful caramalised edges that taste awesome and the salmon cooks beautifully.
I could definitely be described as a salad dodger, not that I have a particularly waist line but I was bought up with some lame disjointed nonsense of a 'salad' that consisted of some iceberg lettuce, some radish, carrot, cheese and some boiled eggs and what ever other bits the local grocer had.