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Thinking is a terrible crime

I have that Saturday morning feeling.
But not the good kind.
Is there such a things as a good kind?
For me it involves restlessly replaying thoughts in your head, to the point where you feel as if you’re going to wind up on the weekend news as a shocking case of spontaneous combustion.

There only one thing for it… eat.
“Let food be thy medicine…”
I’m not the kind of person that ‘eats her feelings’ (that’s a lie), but I do believe that tastes have magical power.
Just like a little electricity can alter brain signals, why not salsa?
For me, it’s the sour and salty tastes, that can kick-start my batteries.

It’s an Oriental take on the simple salsa.
You actually have quite a bit of left over teriyaki, which is perfecte, because you can store it for later and use it with your chips.
What’s that you say? Teriyaki and chips! Eugh?
Well I say nicht.
You sir, haven’t lived till you’ve had fish and chip with teriyaki sauce. Yumm.
Move over vinegar. I like it sharp and sweet!

Raw Chinese Salsa with a Teriyaki Dressing

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Instructions for the Salsa –

6 Fresh Tomatoes – chopped
2 Sprigs of Coriander – Both leaf and stalk, finely chopped
1 Small Shallot – Red onions are sweet enough to act as a substitute. Finely sliced.
2 Stalks of Chinese Chives – Finely chopped
1 tsb. Soy Sauce

1. In a bowl combine your chopped tomatoes, coriander, chives, shallots and chives with the soy sauce and set aside.

For the Teriyaki Dressing
4 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp Mirin
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. Cornflour [Otherwise known as Cornstarch]
2 tbsp. water
A pinch of grated ginger
A pinch of sesame seeds

1. Simply combine the soy sauce, mirin and sugar in a pot and bring to the boil.
2. Mix together the cornflour and water in a separate bowl and add to the pot.
3. Lower the heat and begin whisking to avoid lumps. Allow it to reduce till it gets to the consistency you prefer. If your anything like me and do find the occasional lump or two, simply run through a strainer. No one will ever know. Mwhaha

Combine both sets of ingredients in a lovely bowl with some crackers or rice cakes and enjoy. x


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