Meeta K Wolff always comes up with something brilliant when I want to match one of my wines to her sublime food. Always exciting, always colourful, always packed with flavour. Here is the perfect summer’s day salad.
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hours 30 minutes
250g buckwheat linguine
120ml white wine vinegar
40g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ red chilli, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 lime, juice and zest
220ml sunflower oil
2 aubergines, cut into cubes
1 large mango, cut into cubes
Small handful of Thai basil, chopped
Small handful of coriander leaves, chopped
½ red onion, thinly sliced
In a small saucepan gently warm vinegar, sugar and salt, until the sugar dissolves.
Remove the sauce from heat and add garlic, chilli and sesame oil. Set aside and allow to cool, then add the lime juice and zest.
In a large pan heat up the sunflower oil and shallow-fry the aubergine in a few batches, until golden brown. Place the aubergine in a colander, sprinkle with salt and allow to drain.
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Shake off access water and place pasta in a large mixing bowl.
Toss pasta, with the sauce, mango cubes and aubergines. Add the onion slices and herbs and mix quickly.
Leave for flavors to intermingle with each other for about an hour then serve piled in big bowls.
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Meeta – that’s my name given to me by my dad! I was born back in the summer of 1972, one beautiful day in Bombay, India. I studied Hotel Management, specializing in Marketing and Guest Relations. I trained in one of the finest luxury hotels of this world in Doha, Qatar. That is when a tiny spark for food was ignited in my soul.I now have settled down in Germany, with my two men, Tom my husband and Soeren my adorable son.
Hotels are not a part of my life in Germany. After graduating I came to Germany and worked in an advertising firm, an architecture and design firm and a couple of software firms. Don’t ask how that came about – it just happened!
Now I am in Weimar and for the first time in my life I feel grounded at having found a great place to lay my hat. But my travelling feet continue to itch! Let’s see where life takes me.
I love photography, always have, but it was with the start of this blog that I discovered the world of Foodography. Since then the passion for photography I developed has taken a complete new angle and opened so many exciting doors. I try to capture shots that speak a thousand words, that makes one feel as if they were a part of the scene and experience the photo with their senses.
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