Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clover salad anyone?

I learn this from my office cleaner lady. She's our part time cleaner which comes only twice a week. She always shared what she read from the newspaper with me - sometime from health tips to stars gossips. One fine day, she came with a box of salad for us - she said she learn from a lady doing catering and she went to help one of the day and she find this guava salad very nice and refreshing, so she decided to make some and share with us in the office. When she brought it to the office, no body could figure out what was the guava tossed with, but everyone enjoyed it. She keep saying it's very easy, just toss seasoned orange peel with the guava and voila! you get your refreshing salad.
Mmm.... seasoned orange peel, gosh! how to season the orange peel meh.......
Then another day, she brought a packet of orange peel for me. Hahaha........... it didn't occurred to me then, that it is actually this:
Yes, i have used orange peel in my brownies before, but it isn't like this. It's those that is seasoned with lots of sugar and it's a little wet, so i knew it can't be that kind of orange peel that she was talking about. Till she bought me a packet. This is the type whereby you can get at Chinese Sinseh (Chinese doctor) medical shop. You may also find this in supermarket at the preserved tibits section.
All you have to do is chop these orange peel finely into bits like this:

After that toss it with your guava and you would get a refreshing guava salad. The trick here is, do not cut your guava into big chunk, instead, sliced it thinly. For full detail, please refer to my bon appetite recipe cabinet

While i was preparing this salad, something just crossed my mind. Haha! come on, have fun with your food and cookies cutter. After slicing your guava thinly, use your cookies cutter of any shape that you like or you may use multiple cutter for multiple shape to cut out your desired shape and make you salad interesting. Well, i want to feel lucky, so mine is in the shape of four leaves clover.