Vegetarian Lunch in a Hurry..Soup, rice, salad and fruit

French friends came by and stayed for Lunch. Together we put this awesome lunch on the verandah table….consisting of soup, Turmeric rice, salad and fruit platters….

Vegetarian Lunch

  1. Vegetable Soup…made with pumpkin, onion, sweet potato, Chinese cabbage, tomato, with fresh herbs
  2. Turmeric Rice…cooked in rice cooker with teaspoon turmeric, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamons and Kniffer lime leaves.
  3. Mixed leaf Salad..using a lettuce and leaves and flowers from my garden…nasturtium, marigold, sweet yam, spring onions, basil, rosemary, parsley and mint, edged with sliced tomatoes
  4.  Fruit platters…apple, orange, banana, dragon fruit, custard apple,  passion fruit…
  5. French Crepes….
  6. Cheese cubes
  7. Lemon Juice and green tea..

Lunch at Russell Island

Lunch at Russell Island

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Green Papaya Salad

Luke Nguyen shares a spicy salad recipe, with the bold Thai flavours of chilli, garlic, dried shrimp and fish sauce, pounded together using a mortar and pestle, with fresh snake beans, tomatoes and crunchy grated green papaya.

http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/green-papaya-salad-0

  • 4–5 bird’s-eye chillies
  • 4 baby garlic cloves, skin on
  • 4 snake beans, cut into 3 cm lengths
  • 1 tomato, sliced (or 5 cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 1 tbsp liquid palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 200 g shredded green papaya
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts

Using a large wooden mortar and pestle, pound the chilli. Add the garlic and pound. Add the snake beans and bruise slightly. Add the tomatoes and pound. Add the lime juice and dried shrimp. Continue pounding, gradually adding the palm sugar and fish sauce. Add the papaya. Continue gently pounding while mixing with a spoon for 1 minute.

Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with crushed peanuts to serve.