I grew up in a cold climate, Wellington, New Zealand, to be precise. I think it is officially the windiest place on the planet, along with being one of the hilliest. An average summer’s day would be around 18 degrees, and my sister and I would go to the local swimming pool come rain, shine or hail. It was summer! Needless to say, we didn’t eat a lot of salads, which is one thing I love about living here. So, without any further ado, here is today’s recipe, which you can once again, adjust totally to your own tastes.
1 tablespoon of olive oil
500g chicken mince (that’s about a pound I think)
3 crushed cloves of garlic
2 chillies, chopped
1 and a half tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced (Spanish onion)
Method: Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Cook the chicken mince until brown, being sure to break up any lumps with your spoon. Add the garlic, chilli and cook for 1 minute. Stir through the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. To serve, toss through the greens and the red onion.