Summer’s here ( i think )

25 Jun

Yes summer is finally here in good old England ! After a wet start , we’ve finally had some hot weather and clear sky’s. Perfect BBQ weather I think! Britain isn’t the sunniest place in the world and although we can claim to be one of the wettest – when the sun “has got his hat on – he does come out to play” – bring on the dancing girls.

Enough of my waffle , on with the food –

Hot salad are always a favourite of mine ,closely followed by desserts – anyone who knows me (or claims to !!)  knows I’m a bit of a dessert guru.

Hot char grilled Salmon salad with new potatoes and herb dressing(from my garden – woo look at me!)

Make up the salad base picked lambs lettuce , lollo rosso (or any simple mixed leaf) , watercress , cut 1/2 cherry or Santini tomatoes , chopped cucumber & sliced spring onions. Make up the dressing – 1/3 white wine vinegar to olive oil , 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard , finely chopped basil, coriander , chives & thyme. blend all together well then transfer to a bottle. Mix the salad ingredients with a little  of the dressing – set a side for now. boil some eggs(little over soft )

cool the eggs , shell them and set aside. 

On a hot BBQ or skillet(well oiled ) place the salmon fillet (seasoned with black pepper) then some sliced cooked new potatoes. What we want to achieve with the salmon is a nice pink middle with bold bar marks across it.

Ok – Place the salad mix in a large bowl , add the cooked salmon – flake over salad , place the sliced potatoes over and the cut 1/4 of egg.

drizzle with the remaining herb dressing. easy peezy!


2 Responses to “Summer’s here ( i think )”

  1. rebekah July 4, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    ah, we just got summer ourselves! i’m keeping your dressing instructions. i’ve recently become obsessed with making my own. i’ll never buy bottled again!

    • David July 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

      i love summer dressings – thats what summers all about great salads, hot toppings and fab dressings – my fav is chopped soft herbs(from my garden) balsamic vinegar , and a really good olive oil ! Happy days!! glad your loving it

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