Well, finding these beauties ripe in my garden was my inspiration tonight… It’s 104 degrees here so I really didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen!!! Knowing that consuming spice is a great way to beat the heat I had my direction!!!
In my mortar and pestle I threw in the fresno pepper, fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro and scallions… and the star?? Lemon grass!! (if you don’t have some growing in a glass on your windowsill, you’re missing out!!! Such a lovely flavor!!! I picked up a bag of “Seafood Mix” from Trader Joes.. You know, the bag of shrimp, squid and scallops that you never know what to do with!!! Threw them together with chicken bone broth and bubbled for a bit… I tossed thinly sliced Napa cabbage with sesame and coconut oil, rice vinegar and sesame seeds!!
So, using the cabbage as a base I ladled the Seafood into the bowl and threw in a couple icy cold Daikon sticks.. No it’s not really a salad.. Not really a stew.. But it is quite wonderful and is perfect for a hot day!!
And here’s the full recipe!!!
Thai Seafood Salad/stew