24 Jan 2008

Days of salads and Daiquiris

I stopped for a while my herbal series to share with you this wonderful moment that we spent in family.
I think that I more and more, like the lifestyle that the Argentines had.

Salada cesar

As usual here good weather (or not) means lunch or dinner out door if you had a green in your backyard. Is common to do it and I really appreciate this, is relaxing and makes you feel in vacation

This week end my husband and me, feeling the pleasant summer evening breeze we plan in this moment in put some chicken and sausages in the barbecue.

I love summer days because of this, less work for me. We spent a lot of time out of the house and I just prepare the drinks and salad, in this day I made strawberry daiquiris and Caesar Salad.

For the Caesar Salad I used:

salada cesar 4

1 or 2 cloves garlic (we love garlic, so, if you don’t be a garlic addict just use one clove) minced

2 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 tablespoon milk or cream (I prefer milk)

1 teaspoon Dijon’s mustard

2 or 3 anchovies, drained

Parmesan shavings

Salt, but be careful the anchovies and the mayonnaise are salted too, then I didn’t use

Your favorite lettuce

Ground black pepper

In a blender or in a mortar mix well all ingredients

Put over the salad with baked croutons made with bread cut in squares and toss with olive oil. Spread bread cubes out on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring several times, until golden brown.

Sprinkle the salad with parmesan cheese

For the Strawberries Daiquiris I used

Juice of 2 limes or lemons
2 tablespoon of icing sugar
125ml of white rum
6 strawberries
Dash of strawberry liqueur

Dash of pomegranate syrup

Approximately 250ml of crushed ice

In a blender, add all of the above ingredients until they are nice and frothy. Pour into a daiquiri glass (preferably enormous) and share with your friends or in a romantic night with your husband like me!

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Kevin said...

Nice photos. I have been wanting to try making a caesar salad with anchovies for a while now.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds like a wonderful romantic dinner! I love nights like that - we call it "The Lazy Days of Summer"! - Can't wait for those to come around again! Those Daiquiris look beautiful - the color is great!

Susan said...

Lovely photos, Sylvia. Essas bebidas olhar muito deliciosa.

Sylvia said...

Kevin , Thanks

Jenn I love daiquiris

Susan Obrigada