Sunday, March 13, 2005

Simple cabbage salad

Ilana our friend from Israel made us a very simple cabbage salad. It is so easy to make and so tasty. The ingredients are as follows:

One fresh young cabbage.
a handful of prunes.
half a lemon or half a lime whichever you prefer.
A drizzle of virgin olive oil.
Freshly ground rock salt.

Shred the cabbage in thin slices and keep as long strips (no dicing). I use a Japanese knife for this the blade is broad and the edge keen and it makes a great job of shredding cabbage. Cut the prunes into nibble size chunks and mix with the cabbage. Squeeze on the lime or lemon juice and add a drizzle of olive oil, then toss the salad to mix the ingredients once more, and finally grind some rock salt over the top. Finnished and perfect.

A UK top chef on an American TV show tossed is salad and the co-presenter and american asked him why he was tossing the salad rather than mixing it with a spoon. With a wink the chef replied "We are all tossers over in the UK".

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