Mango Salsa

8 09 2016

A friend of mine always makes this salsa when we come to visit her in Reno. It is so delicious that everyone puts it on everything and if all else fails, just eat it with a spoon. It is simple to make but requires delicious mangoes.

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Smoked Trout, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad with EVOO’s Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon dressing

29 03 2010
At Evoo I served this as a simple appetizer by placing avocado slices and orange segments on Belgian endive spears and drizzling with the dressing. Here is the full version of the salad I had in mind when I created this dressing. This dressing would also be great drizzled on grilled shrimp, fish or scallops or even used as a marinade before grilling. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuna, Fennel, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

14 03 2010
I made this salad last night as the starter course to my meal. It makes a beautiful beginning to a dinner party. I discovered that my son really loves gourmet composed salads like this and the smoked trout salad I made last week. I will have to get more creative with salads in the future. I made this dish to use up a whole bunch of blood oranges I received in my weekly delivery of organic produce. This is also yummy with smoked salmon (hot smoked not cold) instead of the tuna. Read the rest of this entry »

Smoked Trout, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

28 02 2010
This was the starter course to our fantastic first cooking class. The flavors are complex but the preparation is quite simple. The key ingredient is the smoked trout and the crisped trout skin. This salad might also be good with sliced fresh fennel bulb instead of the endive.

Trout Salad Prep

Serves 8

4 boneless smoked-trout fillets with skin

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp Dijon mustard

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

sea salt to taste

3 red grapefruit

2 avocados

5 cups arugula

3 Belgian endive, sliced across

1 small red onion, very thinly sliced

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