Saturday, 12 July 2008

Not for the faint hearted!


That's what the book said!
Well, what a challenge...I'm up for it... so I gathered all the ingredients for the 'Corned Beef and Onion Salad" and away I went...!
Wasn't sure about that much cucumber...Paul's not a fan, but once it was mixed in you couldn't really tell how much was there, but it would have been missed if it hadn't been as it gave the whole dish a great crunch next to the the soft corned beef. Great flavours, great texture and such a bold statement....this shouted "eat me !!!" from the start, so bold it almost jumped out of the bowl!
I've never had capers at home...so this was a first for me too. Do you know that capers are the floral buds of an uncultivated thorny shrub from the Mediterranean region?
No? neither did I! You learn something new every day.
What does intrigue me is who thought to pick them and eat them in the first place? You know...who spotted this shrub with its little uncultivated buds upon it and thought..."I know, I'm going to pick these, pickle them in brine and eat them....yummo!" who ever it was, I'll pat thee on the back....nice little buds they are too!

7 comments:

Jan said...

I love capers! That salad looks great Tulip.

Lathyrus said...

Whats it called Tulip?
Is it in the snack book (awaiting mine...)

Marie said...

I have always loved capers Tulip and use them a lot. I always have a jar of them in the larder waiting to be used. They last forever in the fridge and a little goes a long way! That recipe looks interesting to say the least and very crunchy. Where can I get this book?

Tulip said...

It's called Corned Beef and Onion salad and its in Bee's new book. Marie, there is a link at the top right hand side of the main page, click on it and it will take you to where you can buy it. Does this mean you have started yet?

Raquel said...

Yum, Yum, Yum! I have never tried capers, but have always wanted to. Looks fabulous, Julie!

Sue said...

Whoa, Tulip, that looks like a serious salad to me.
I never would have thought of putting tinned corned beef on a salad but as the title indicates, not for the faint hearted!!

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