If you eat meat but usually can't afford prime cuts, here's a trick for making a little red meat go further: buy just two steaks to feed 4 or more, instead of one steak each, and turn the steaks into sandwiches. Steak sandwiches They look pretty scrumptious I reckon. This week I feature a favourite of mine – hot-smoked salmon and avocado salad. It doesn't need a prescription, just add what you like in the way of salad leaves and herbs, tomatoes or cucumber if they take your fancy, and toss with oil and lemon juice. A fast and fabulous dinner.
There's info on basil, and balsamic vinegar, too. Most of the balsamic vinegar we buy is based on caramel. Damn. The real thing is expensive, but you can always hint for a bottle of it when your next birthday comes around. To finish, a batch of lime & coconut tartlets. Easy to make using pre-rolled pasty sheets and ready-made curd. Sometimes, you just need to take a shortcut! Enjoy your week. Scoff up stone fruit galore while it is peaking, and don't forget to LIKE us on Shared Kitchen's Facebook page and my Facebook page, too, visit us on Instagram and check out our cooking classes on Waiheke. Phew! Lots to do ... MORE