Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Edelweiss Cafe Salad

The Pomelo is one of my favorite fruits! The ones in America usually come from Florida. They have a really thick rind and large thick membrane'd sections, just like a grapefruit. Except these are SWEET. We used to stop along the North South Express way leading from Thailand to Penang to buy these beauty's; 3 of them for 10 RM (Ringgit Malaysian) or about 2 USD. In a typical Malaysian wet market this is how you find them displayed. How cool is that! Followed below is a masterful salad that comes from Theresa Carpol, owner of the renowned Edelweiss Cafe in Historic Penang. She says this is the best seller on her menu. It is phenomenal and so dang easy.Everyone should try this mix of flavors. This is a great salad for your summer table.
4 sections of a large pomelo
1 very ripe mango chopped, (I like the yellow ones, found in Mexican markets and also sometimes called Elephant Tusk mango.)
1/2 of a red capsicum (bell pepper) julienned
1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes

That's all. Don't mix it. Place it all on top of
a platter of very fresh salad greens and pass
your best vinaigrette.

Have you seen a prettier salad?

The pretty platter is from a Palestinian shop. We bought it in Nazareth, on our way to the Sea of Galilee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mom, these pictures are so beautiful. The colors in the salad are so vibrant, it makes my mouth water!