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Exotic summer salad

3 Jul

Summer is on and we are enjoying it at full throttle. Sitting on the terrace for a late dinner while there is still light out there feels so good. Because I want to enjoy the long days as much as I can, I tend to make quick meals in the summer.

Last week, I ended up in the kitchen baking birthday muffins and I can tell you that it felt like a visit to the sauna with the hot oven around me. That adds to my point about quick meals without long cooking.

Today, I decided to go for a salad in which I bring together a rainbow of tastes. Let surprise yourself with this summer salad recipe!


Ingredients (serves 2 people):

1/s lettuce

2-3 carrots

1 shallot

1 fennel head

1/2 cup barley or bulgur

Roast pork

Cantaloupe melon

For the dressing:


Soy sauce

Basil infused olive oil (or regular olive oil)


  1. Prepare the dressing by squeezing one orange and adding 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce and oil. Basil infused olive oil will give your dressing an exceptional and fresh note. In case you do not have basil infused olive oil at home, you can as well chop up a few fresh basil leaves and add them together with extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Cut your veggies and arrange them layer by layer on a plate: First comes shredding your lettuce, then peeling and thinly slicing 2-3 carrots. After that, slice the fennel and shallot.
  3. At high heat, sear the shallot and fennel in a pan with a teaspoon of butter. When your done, place it as the next layer on your salad.
  4. Cut the cantaloupe in small dices.
  5. In a small pan, cook your barley or bulgur as instructed. Add a pinch of salt to the boiling water.
  6. Now for the roast pork, you have two options: Buy it cooked and ready for use or make a roast yourself (very time consuming). I used left-overs that I had in the freezer and cut them in dices.
  7. Before you put the last layer on your salad, combine the cantaloupe, barley or bulgur and the diced roast pork in a bowl and add some olive oil and a spoon of the dressing that you have prepared in the beginning.
  8. Pour the dressing over the first two layers, add the last layer (melon-meat-barley/bulgur mix) and enjoy.


HelloFresh’s Glazed Pork with Potato Mash & Broccoli

19 Jan

And voila, here is the third HelloFresh recipe that I had in my Kochbox: Glazed pork with potato mash & broccoli. My resume for this week: It was fun cooking out of the box :) I was offered a nice variety and liked all of the three recipes. Good choice and highly recommended! To get your box delivered, click here: www.hellofresh.comDSC_0119

DSC_0120 DSC_0127 Ingredients (serves 2 people): 2 pork filets (ca. 250g or 1/2 pound) 4 potatoes 1 broccoli head lemon juice (of 1/2 fresh lemon) 1 bunch spring onions 1 large clove garlic fresh rosemary 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 tablespoon mustard olive oil flour salt, pepper, nutmeg Preparation:

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)

2) Bring water to a boil and meanwhile start peeling the potatoes and cut them in cubes. Remove the broccoli from the stem. Wash the spring onion and thinly slice it. As soon as the water is boiling, add a pinch of salt and boil the potatoes for 15-20 min, add the broccoli for the last 3 min. Drain and put aside.

3) Wash and dry the pork filet. Cut it in finger thick slices. Season with salt and pepper from both sides and coat the slides in flour.

4) Prepare the glaze: Squeeze the lemon. Chop up the garlic and the rosemary leaves. In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/2 spoon mustard. Season with salt and pepper.

5) Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sear the meat for about 1-2 min on both sides. Then put the meat into a baking pan and cover with the marinade. Place in the oven for about 8-10 min.

6) Prepare the potato mash: In a small pot, add the milk, 2 tablespoons butter and the white parts of the spring onion to the potatoes and mash until smooth. Season with a pinch of nutmeg and salt.

7) Arrange the meat, broccoli and potato mash on a plate and decorate the potato mash with the green parts of the spring onion. Guten Appetit!

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