1) Light Lunch in the Sun.今天的沙拉是或多或少地出现在我的脑海里when I think summer salads that go beyond the basic ‘fruit toss.’ With a touch of spice from the jalapeno, juicy sweetness from the orange, crisp fresh notes from the basil, and herbal sweetness from the mint and nutmeg, today’s salad combines many of what I consider to be quintessential summer flavors.
2) It Pairs Excellently.I’ll touch on this more below, but today’s salad is great on its own, but also pairs surprisingly well with a range of different summer favorites, from steaks to burgers, to summer seafood favorites, it’s wide yet beautifully melded bouquet of flavors means it pairs great with an equally wide variety of dishes.
3) Super Simple.当我在开幕式中提到时，这个沙拉很简单，凑起，没有冗长的斩石，没有额外的准备工作。这个沙拉仅在几分钟内修复。
Ingredient Notes, Tips, and Substitutions
1）新鲜薄荷。Often called ‘the friendliest and most forgiving herb’ out there, it definitely has that reputation for a reason. Mint is easy to grow (seriously, my mint has survived Long Island droughts and Long Island flooding, and comes back like clockwork), and it’s even easier to incorporate into your cooking – but still leaves room for ‘getting fancy.’ From complex reductions for use on roasted lambs, to simply stirring a few chopped leaves into yogurt or ice cream, mint is a joy for home cooks and expert chefs alike. With that said, we don’t want to go ‘too heavy’ on the mint in today’s salad, otherwise it will be almost literally be the only thing you taste.
替代：干薄荷。干薄荷包很多相同的特征品质，它的新鲜同行 - 尽管与挥之不去的“泥土”或“黑暗草本”指出，但遍布所有干草药。对于今天的食谱，大约两到三茶匙就足够了，只需确保其在整个沙拉中彻底传播。亚博体育新鲜的Marjoram也是新薄荷的替代品，但我将在这种情况下使用大约四分之三的Marjoram数量。
2) The Red Onion – Color vs Flavor.For today’s salad, I’m using red onion purely because I think it looks better in the mix. Sweet Onions would also go great in today’s salad, but would forgo the ‘oniony bite’ of their red counterparts in favor of – you guessed – a sweeter flavor profile. So, if you prefer a bit more ‘sweet’ in your salad, go for sweet onions, if you prefer more color and a bit of ‘bite,’ go for the red.
3）新鲜的罗勒。I’m using fresh basil today to achieve a ‘bright licorice’ or ‘anise-like’ flavor. Since both of these flavors are entirely absent in dried basil, dried basil isn’t really an option here. Furthermore, fresh basil has powerful aromatics that are reminiscent of a bright summer garden in full bloom, whereas dried basil boasts an earthier, vaguely ‘darker’ herbal aromatic profile. Since today’s salad is meant to be ‘light’ and ‘fresh’ on the palate, fresh basil is the way to go.
Substitution:Oddly, there really isn’t a ‘go to’ substitute for fresh basil, and this is especially true in raw or uncooked recipes, since it’s dried counterpart is ‘very’ different from its fresh incarnation – unlike mint, where fresh mint’s flavors largely carry over when dried. Oregano is often touted as a decent substitution, but I’m not sure how well that work in today’s salad.
1)融化的小馅饼. A little behind the scenes, these patty melts are actually what I ate today’s salad with, having prepared both recipes on the same day – and yes, they went deliciously together. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, whip up a quick batch of自制洋葱戒指完成组合。
2)Walnut Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Cutlets.在致密的核桃的涂料中脱落，然后炸到金黄色完美，这些鸡肉肉饼既清脆又美味，在熟悉的最爱上挑出了美味的旋转。
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