Monday, January 31, 2005


Yesterday at the growers mart there was a half-price sale on blueberries (woo-hoo!) and cut-price figs. If the growers mart stock is anything to go by, figs are in season each year for roughly eleven minutes, so I bought some to make my favourite ever salad, which I had for lunch.

It's a Jamie Oliver dish named, in typical Jamie Oliver style, "The Easiest Sexiest Salad In The World". One can argue over whether salads can by their nature be 'sexy' to anyone except a very tiny handful of very specific perverts, but it's certainly easy. My version of the recipe involves:

Two fresh figs per person, cut into wedges.
Two bocconcinis per person, cut into slices.
Two pieces of mild coppa per person, roughly shredded with your fingers.
Two tablespoons of fresh basil per person, roughly shredded with your fingers.

Put everything in a white bowl. Drizzle a dressing made from lemon juice, honey, olive oil and freshly ground black pepper over the salad. Gently turn the ingredients over in the bowl to mix them.

It's best to get a representative from all four ingredients on your fork at the same time, because the flavours are spectacular together. It's also important to use an expensive, unsullied white bowl, because the colours are just as spectacular as the flavours, if not more so.

And yes, I do recognise that, in succumbing to the temptation to post recipes on my blog, pictures of my kitty cat cannot be far behind.


Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Easy and sexy! This salad likes to be tossed! OK, I'll stop now.

11:44 PM  
Blogger The Singing Butler said...

Salad can be very sexy.

7:22 AM  

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