Not sure if this counts as a summery dish, but then, some of us are actually in the winter (Southern hemisphere).
It's starting to heat up though.
Cherry tomatoes, topped with nachos and mozzarella cheese (and a bit of fresh coriander)
I have been slacking a bit this month.....
I did some eggplant slices on the barbecue with olive oil and garlic but I forgot to take pictures.
The other thing I made was some eggplant concoction, consisting of egg plant, chickpeas, bacon and tomato in coconut milk, spiced with lime leaves, fish sauce, chili and basil.
A real fusion sort of dish, but it tasted good (the photograph is not so good though, but hey, I tried)
I had planned to do Thai beef salad and larb (Thai minced pork salad) but I ran out of time
Cheating a bit here and am just posting some old pictures here, just as inspiration for anyone else.
2 different presentations of larb (above)
And a beef salad (below)
FF and Jake are spot on
I first encountered the toasted ground rice on larb and liked the texture.
For this batch I used ketan rice (sticky rice) and toasted it till lightly brown and then ground it in the coffee grinder.
Some old pics:
Which reminds me:
I should really make another Larb and/or Thai beef salad for this challenge
@Zagut: That's my kind of salad
The other day I had a left over piece of strongly spiced coriander chicken (marinated in white pepper, coriander root, oyster sauce, turmeric, fish sauce and then put on bbq).
I decided to use it for a rice noodle salad and this was the result:
I topped it with fresh basil and toasted ground rice.