The greens in our garden have been growing with a vengeance the past couple weeks. Today I picked lots of lettuce, kale, bok choi as well as 3 varieties of basil, some mint, parsley and some Vietnamese cilantro. I shared the wealth with some neighbours who were handy when I realized there was a lot more produce maturing than we could eat.
Tonight I steamed some kale and bok choi along with some broccoli in the bamboo steamer, grilled up some squid and proceeded to make the tastiest salad. I added some cherry tomatoes – not from the garden but pretty good none-the-less (I’ll have lots and lots of tomatoes later in the summer), English cucumber, half a red onion, lots of herbs, a handful of roasted, salted peanuts, and a commercial “Asian” sesame oil-based dressing.
I didn’t have fresh squid, but I did have some “pineapple-cut” frozen squid from Grant’s market. I skewered up the pieces, drizzled them with sesame oil and soy sauce, got some charcoal going on the bbq and grilled the squid for about a minute and a half on each side on a very very hot grill.
Delicious summer dinner.
Tomorrow I’ll make another big salad, and this time dig into the pile of lettuce I transferred from garden to refrigerator today.