Coconut Sambol

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Being a ‘spicy’ food addict this version of a Sambol (hot spicy sauce) or as the Dutch would call it ‘Sambal’ was a devine surprise to me. At it everyday on my trip in Sri Lanka and had to get the recipe!

It well with just about anything; from my omelet or eggs in the morning to a relish with a cheese sandwich, a roast chicken or a curry of course.

There is something about adding spicy ingredients to your food… Makes you feel alive especially when you need that extra kick, wake-up call or rush:-)

Here is a list of what you need:

  • grated fresh (firm) coconut meat
  • 1 fresh green or red chili peper
  • pinch of salt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • thinly sliced medium sjalot
  • 1 tea spoon of chili powder
  • 1 tea spoon of chili flakes

Grate the coconut, slice the sjallot and mix in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients according to taste. I personally like it with alot of lime and chili. Be careful with the quantities, you can always add more later.

Once made promise you it will be finished in no time, otherwise you can keep it a couple of days in the fridge.

 

 

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Best tuna salad

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Best tuna salad

The tastes combined in this salad are refreshing and quite different. Super healthy and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh tuna chopped in dices
  • watermelon chopped in dices
  • mayonaise
  • wasabi
  • lime juice
  • spoon of musterd seeds
  • bit of virgin olive oil
  • thinly sliced cabbage
  • green sprouts of any kind
  • some cherry tomatoes
  • avocado chopped in dices
  • a handful of green salad leaves

Start with preparing the dressing. Add olive oil, lime juice, mayonnaise and a tea spoon of wasabi and mix. Then carefully add the rest of the ingredients. Serve immediately and dig in!

 

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Turkey burgers for all!

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One of my all time favorites to serve when inspiration is at a low is turkey or chicken burgers. This is a hit everytime I serve it, for kids as well as for adults (who usually skip te buns:-)). Ask your local supplier to grind the meat so that all you have to do is add the ingredients. Here is a basic recipe but you can actually add anything you like to customize them to your personal taste.

I personally love the middle eastern touch so I add a bit of harissa. The healthier options can be created by adding more grated or chopped vegetables. Make sure to add only ‘dry’ vegetables as moisture will make the hamburgers fall apart.

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