Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Carrot Cucumber Cart Wheel Salad

I like what the Celebrity Chef, Michael smith( Chef at home) says about recipes....
"A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into a dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!"

Carrot cucumber salad is the  most commonest salad placed on dinner tables. Present the same dish in your own style with variation in cutting the same vegetables, use different dressings each time, and play around with arrangement, get ideas and use different techniques in presenting and garnishing. 

Here, I made Carrot and Cucumber cart wheels using the simple kitchen tool, a vegetable peeler.  Arranged them alternately on plate to give variation of colour, which is pleasing to the eyes. 

Vegetable peeler          

Preparation Method:  Pick  fresh, brightly coloured and firm carrot and cucumbers. Wash and Peel it using the curvy edge or crinkled side of the vegetable peeler and slice it thin. Arrange them on plate. Cut the tomato in the shape of petals.  Take a tooth pick and bead the Carrot, Cucumber cart wheels and the tomato petals as shown in the pic and place it in the middle of the plate to make it a focal point.

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