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.
Ooops, I forgot to add red pepper flakes.