Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

The summer heat in Chicago is stifling. With temps to the 90s coupled by high humidity, it feels like we’re in the 100s. Indoors the temps are low and once you go out there, your body feels the blast of hot air immediately, like being in a furnace. So you try to walk faster to get to your destination quicker where you know there’s going to be a relief or shade yourself in the shadow of the skycrapers.

In this case cooking is the least in your mind.

This weekend, my former neighbor had a Hawaiian themed party. Her friends brought appetizers and Ginger mixed some pina colada. I brought a Hawaiian dish called lomi-lomi. In Hawaii, they would salt a salmon fillet overnight and then minced it. I was afraid my hostess is not into fresh fish so I saw a recipe using lox which works fine. Added some white and green onions, tomatoes and sea salt. It is simple and very fresh.

So this is my entry to the “Fresh” Daily Post Photo Challenge, lomi-lomi.

Lomi-lomi (a Hawaiian salad)

Lomi-lomi (a Hawaiian salad)

Ooops, I forgot to add red pepper flakes.

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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

  1. I just wilt in hot weather–but your Hawaiian salad looks fresh and cool!

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  2. bebs1 says:

    Exactly, that’s how I feel too. Thank you Naomi, it tasted like the real thing.

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  3. arlene says:

    Wow Lou, parang ang sarap ng salad mo, fresh na fresh 🙂 Mas masarap yan sa inihaw na bangus 🙂

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  4. viveka says:

    Just like me – using fresh food .. for the challenge – this I would love for my lunch later, we are going to get a very hot day today. Great entry.

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  5. bebs1 says:

    I won’t go that far because kung malaking bangus at mataba, hindi ko ipagpapalit si bangus. But I love lox so it is really a great change.

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  6. bebs1 says:

    So easy to make with very few ingredients.

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  7. mithriluna says:

    That looks for delicious! I love the bright colors!

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  8. viveka says:

    That is my kind food.

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  9. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Mithriluna. It is delicious – one other way to enjoy lox.

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  10. We always have lox in the freezer, so I will try it soon!

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  11. bebs1 says:

    I think you should try it as an appetizer during your bbq. All you need are plenty of tomatoes, sweet and green onions, pepper flakes, sea salt and of course the lox.

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  12. I am tempted, The Chef has a menu planned already, but I think
    I have all the ingredients at home, except the green onions.
    It is mouth-watering, No doubt the guests must have loved it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Looks delicious and particularly perfect for the hot weather we’ve been having.

    janet

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  14. bebs1 says:

    Oh it will be something different. Just make a small batch. I removed the seeds of the tomatoes though so pick some fleshy ones.

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  15. bebs1 says:

    Hi Janet. I agree, it is very refreshing. Thanks for dropping by.

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  16. Vivien says:

    Yummmm, we should try the lomi lomi on our next lunch gathering….

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