Saturday morning I woke up to rain, which is no surprise, but instead of being depressed I decided to pretend like I was somewhere tropical.
I put on a bright blue tube top, made a salad topped with salmon and spicy mango, and then made a tropical drink with ice, coconut milk, lime, pineapple and more mango.
A few months ago one of my friends made dinner for me and topped the salmon with mango that was smashed and mixed with Tabasco. I decided to recreate this in salad form, and I have to say that it’s one of my favorite meals.
Couldn’t get any simpler, either!
Mango + Tabasco sounds weird, but trust me, it’s a treat. The spice of the Tabasco adds a perfect tang to the mild sweetness of mango, which isn’t a fruit I generally like.
I pan fried two small Scottish salmon fillets from Marks & Spencer and added salt & freshly ground pepper, a little garlic powder and a little olive oil.
I smashed half a mango with a few drops of Tabasco to taste.
The other half of the mango went into my smoothie. I’m not a fan of smoothies, but this was really refreshing, tropical, and naturally sweet. No need to add any sugar!
3-4 large cubes of ice, 7-8 slice of pineapple (about half a can), half mango, juice from one lime, 1/4 – 1/2 lite coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
My friend laughed at me for photographing the smoothie, but I had to share it with you guys because it turned out to be rockin’.
Speaking of laughing, my sister just shared this picture with me on Facebook. Remember these drawing books?