Friday, March 09, 2007

Cookin' Up A Storm

In the (almost) three years I have been writing this blog I don't think I've ever posted a recipe here. Not that it's mandatory or anything, but I cook quite a bit and I'm sort of suprised I haven't done it before. I'm like some sort of mystery to myself at times, for reals.

But, I digress. As a single working gal in a high class digital world I'm all about the easy peasy meals for one. Last night I threw together a sort of Moroccan inspired salad to have with a piece of grilled fish. It was pretty good, so I thought I'd mention it here just in case you guys thought I lived off pizza and Mint Slice biscuits.*

There's a couple of slightly exotic ingredients in here, but I got them at my local supermarket so they shouldn't be too hard to find. The balance of this is quite lemony, which goes well with the chick peas and fish.

Moroccanish Salad For One
1/2 can of chick peas
1/2 a smallish cucumber, cut into chunks
3-4 cherry tomatoes, halved
chopped Spanish (red) onion to taste (I used about a tablespoon)
1 generous teaspoon of small capers
1/2 tablespoon of chopped preserved lemon (I bought this in a jar, but you can make your own from any number of recipes)
a generous sprinkle of Sumac
a good glug of extra virgin olive oil
a generous squeeze of lemon
1/2 clove of garlic, minced finely
salt & pepper

Just throw everything together in a bowl and mix. Easy! You could probably serve this with a few other things but I used this as a side salad with a piece of grilled fish on the side. Nummy.

* Partially true.


Michael said...

....a single working gal in a high class digital world....

You need to work that into your blog layout.

That sounds really good. What isn't better with capers?

The Other Andrew said...

Egggggsactly! THANK YOU. Meanwhile I've been unfairly accused of capers obsession. Whatevs.

Sumac and preserved lemons are my new boyfriends. I'm thinking they'd team nice with couscous...

The Other Andrew said...

Oh, and the 'high class digital world' stizz was a nod to Jewel - but you got that, right? Kooky Alaskan songstress.