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Old 19.08.2011, 15:27
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Nice food on a hot day

I need inspiration.

Besides salad, what can I make for tea (evening meal) that's nice on a hot day, takes less than an hour (from start to serve) and uses ingredients available from Coop?
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Sushi or Vietnamese summerrolls
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:32
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I need inspiration.

Besides salad, what can I make for tea (evening meal) that's nice on a hot day, takes less than an hour (from start to serve) and uses ingredients available from Coop?
A really good question. I m sorry I don't have an answer for you but this is something that I often think about because I am not the biggest salad fan. I look forward to the replies
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:33
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Beer. Cold. Lots of it.
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Italian bufala mozzarella and tomato, with freshly torn basil and a vinaigrette dressing made with white balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper together with a chunk of lovely crusty bread.
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:35
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Curry is always good on hot days...
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:35
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Sushi or Vietnamese summerrolls
Not really a sushi fan, but a quick google of summerrolls looks very interesting.
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:37
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Steak tartar or carpaccio, piatto Ticinese, fish.

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Italian bufala mozzarella and tomato, with freshly torn basil and a vinaigrette dressing made with white balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper together with a chunk of lovely crusty bread.
Lovely. One of my favorites. Unfortunately mimi doesn't like (maybe I can palm her off with champagne and caviar).
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

I'm doing Fajitas. I put olive oil, lemon and lime juice, garlic, parsley in a food processer/blender with cumin, salt, pepper and cayene pepper (or chili powder) - blitz and use to marinate sliced turkey breast or chicken. The longer you leave it the better. Then slice bell peppers and onions (I like red ones). Heat a wok, stirfry the onions and peppers - remove from wok. Stir fry the meat for about 6 to 8 minutes - add back the veg and toss through.

Serve in tortilla wraps (I know migros has them so coop probably does too) with some salsa and cheddar if you have it.

Its cooks quickly and the veg stay crisp so still is refreshing and doesn't over heat the kitchen.
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My favourite! You can also add sliced avocado and make it a tricolor salad (or is that without the avocado and just with the basil?) Anyway, it is delicious
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Gazpacho. When I lived in Spain I ate it every day. Serve with a splash of olive oil, finely chopped bell peppers and croutons. You can buy it fresh from Jelmoli or similar.
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:45
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Grilled fish (if you can get it), or steak, served with a refreshing tomata salsa. Or, as this recipe suggests, just serve the salsa with bruschetta.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fr...salsawith_8881
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Steak tartar or carpaccio, piatto Ticinese, fish.

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Raw meat!! I'm not French you know


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Lovely. One of my favorites. Unfortunately mimi doesn't like (maybe I can palm her off with champagne and caviar).
Since when don't I like tomato and mozarella? I just like meat in my food too......side dish of lamb fillet maybe?
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Since when don't I like tomato and mozarella? I just like meat in my food too......side dish of lamb fillet maybe?
Ssshhh. If I were you I would keep quiet and enjoy the champagne and caviar!
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Old 19.08.2011, 15:51
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Ssshhh. If I were you I would keep quiet and enjoy the champagne and caviar!

Fish eggs......I think I'm going to

Champagne however, my arm could be twisted I suppose.
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

Taboulli.
Mix Couscous grain with chopped spring onions, chopped fresh tomatoes, chopped mint, a dash of Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Let sit for an hour until the Couscous has soaked enough. Optional ingredients are Sweetcorn (my rating: ), a hint of Za'atar (), Cucumber (), Coriander/Cilantro (), and avocado ()

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Old 19.08.2011, 15:52
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Re: Nice food on a hot day

You specify Coop, which is a shame. Last night I made a nice meal, perfect for hot days:

Som Tam Thai
Sticky Rice
Mango
Papaya

Som Tam Thai ingredients are cheap and available from that nice little Thai store on Claraplatz. You tell them what you want and they basically do your shopping

For 2 people

1/2 Green Papaya sliced Julienne
4-6 Long Thai green beans cut into 1 inch pieces, blanched (bring to boil in salted water, refresh in cold water)
4-6 Thai Cherry tomatoes quartered
1/2 clove garlic crushed
1 smashed up small chilli (if you like it hot)
A handful of smashed toasted nuts

for the dressing (put all in cup, heat in microwave for 10 seconds to melp coconut sugar)

Juice of 1 lime
Splash of fish sauce or 1/4 tsp salt
1tblspn Coconut sugar

Dress, mix, serve

You need to get the balance of sweet, salty and sour just right... play with it

Finish it with a little corriander

You can have this with prawns for the Laotian version of this salad.

Steamed Sticky Rice

soak 2 cups of Sticky Rice in cold water for at least 2-4 hours (or over night for best results)

Drain and steam

Serve all of this with fresh mango and papaya drizzled with lime juice.

Chicken Satay skewers are also a winner with this, served with sliced cucumber.

Ends up looking like this

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Old 19.08.2011, 15:54
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Ummm, Italians and Swiss eat raw meat as well (I've got some nice raw salamelle in the fridge that are nice cooked or raw).

Tom

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Ummm, Italians and Swiss eat ray meat as well (I've got some nice raw salamelle in the fridge that are nice cooked or raw).

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