Yesterday’s quote on my post was ”A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”, by Germaine Greer. For those who are married, I hope this is happening to you. And for those who are not married, keep loving your loved ones.
I thought it most romantic and loving when my beloved husband gave me a surprise on the first day of the New Year by making my favourite salad….Thai Mango Salad. He hardly cooks and any kitchen work just frightens him. So to make this salad for me has to be a huge effort from him! It took him quite a long time to peel, cut and slice the mangoes and other ingredients into thin, even strips and also to chop up the onions and garlic finely.
This special Thai Mango Salad just has to be the best thing I have eaten on the first day of the New Year. As usual, it is always greatly delightful to know we’re still deeply in love after more than 20 years of marriage.
I thought it very amusing when my hubby’s colleagues gave him a very nice Thai recipe book a few years ago as a farewell gift even though they knew he doesn’t cook. I think the simplest one that he felt able to do was the mango salad. I must say he did excellently well. Very proud of him!
The recipe is quite simple except all the cutting and chopping to do. It’s very appetizing. Here’s how to do it.
2 mangoes (not too ripe)
a handful of coriander (washed and chopped)
2 small shallots (peeled and chopped finely)
1/2 garlic (peeled and chopped finely)
1/2 red pepper (washed and cut into strips)
1/2 green pepper (washed and cut into strips)
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 small lemon
Ingredients B (seasoning)
About 2T fish sauce (nam pla)
Put all the Ingredients A into a mixing bowl. Add in the seasoning and mix well. Serve chilled or just as it is. It’s great with roasts or any other meat dish.
What is your favourite salad? How was your first day of 2010? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other salad recipes that you may be interested:
Poussin Salad With Yoghurt, Green Beans And Coriander
Healthy Salmon Salad
Best Vegetarian Appetizer
Quote of the day……
“Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.”