May 2019 Cooking Challenge: Salad

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Just a simple tuna salad
I marinated or soaked or whatever you want to call it in lime juice and a bit of salt.
Drained after some time, to make sure it wouldn't be too acidic, but ended up throwing almost all juices back in the mix.
I added tinned tuna, tomato, and yoghurt. Added some Burmese chili paste for some extra flavour and mixed all.
Then crushed 2 hard boiled eggs in it and that's it.
Ate it on a freshly baked flour tortilla
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Oh very nice, so you lightly pickled the veggies first? I'd love to know what's in a burmese chili paste.
 
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Octopus instead of shrimp maybe? Shrimp and octopus don't go together in my mind. Shrimp is by far my favorite salad protein though!
The only time I've mixed them was in a seafood quiche, which also included scallops and crab. But yes, I think an octopu salad of some sort might work out well.

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King Buffet on state street has a very spicy octopus salad. Intersting dish but too hot for me in the end.

Not that I really recommend the buffet either. Just the octopus salad comment brought it to mind.
 

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Nothing beautiful or inspired here.I needed to feed the family before they ran off to an early showing of avengers endgame. My oldest daughter just finished her semester and had time now.

I'd intended to make it yesterday so it could be built quickly today but it was still frozen when I got to it. Even still a bit icy as I was cutting it into thin planks for quick grilling. Butterfly out the boneless thighs to an even thickness and horizontally cut the breast in thirds. Season up with greekish-mediterranean seasonings. Drizzle with a little lemon olive oil and garlic olive oil. Grill.

Build a salad of mixed greens, feta, sunflower seeds, chopped capers. And dress with a red wine vinaigrette spiked with a little more lemon.

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The sunflower seeds were my favorite part actually.
 
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King Buffet on state street has a very spicy octopus salad. Intersting dish but too hot for me in the end.

Not that I really recommend the buffet either. Just the octopus salad comment brought it to mind.
I've eaten at their State Street and West Valley locations. I could probalby be happy by filling up on some of the sushi and the hot and sour soup. Well, the soup needs to be doctored up a bit to make it hot and make it sour. I have had the octopus salad, maybe I'll eat thee for lunch soon and give it a taste, maybe get some inspiration.


My goal this challenge is to make something that looks half as good as morning glory morning glory 's Waldorf.

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Oh very nice, so you lightly pickled the veggies first? I'd love to know what's in a burmese chili paste.
Correct, just lightly pickled the cucumber. Worked well.
Then the next day, I wanted to turn the left over into a pasta salad, only to find I had no pasta (just rice noodles).
All I had was a tin of black beans and a tin of chickpeas, so added the chickpeas as black bean and tuna didn't sound like a good combo
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As for the Burmese chili paste: I got the recipe from the book "Burma, rivers of flavor" by Noami Duguid, but it's on the net as well:
https://www.cookstr.com/Sauces/Tart-Sweet-Chile-Garlic-Sauce-Nga-Yoke-Thee-Achin
 
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phatch phatch sunflowers are by far my favorite salad seed, a little bit of crunch but tender too.

morning glory morning glory I’ve never seen leaves that color before wow! Also can you tell me how you make turmeric eggs? My husband would most appreciate this.

butzy butzy actually I combine black beans and tuna all the time, I love it. But chickpeas work well too. Thanks for the recipe, I’ve been making more of my own condiments lately.

mike9 mike9 very nice, this is like a caponata!
 
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can you tell me how you make turmeric eggs? My husband would most appreciate this.
The one's I made were simply hard-boiled eggs steeped overnight in warm water with turmeric powder mixed into it. Very easy. They don't really taste much of turmeric though. If you steep them longer they will pick up more flavour and the yellow will start to penetrate the whites of the egg which looks attractive.
 
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I found a couple of ripe tomatoes yesterday so I made a simple Caprese salad to go with our spatchcock chicken and roasted garlic ciabatta with garlic/compound butter. I marinated the tomato slices in evoo and salt then fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella and a drop of balsamic reduction. Really nice against the well seasoned chicken and bread.

 
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How’s it going everyone? Any interesting salads from Memorial Day feasts? We only have till Friday to make some nice salads.
 
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My salads are just toss together whatever I might have in the fridge and NOT fancy! So don't look to me for an entry LOL
 

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i was going to do a grilled salad based around some haloum but wontt make it in time for the monthly challenge. probably next week for that.
 
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