This weekend the store was doing a Summer Solstice Event and offering a free class (me!) for participants. It was a beautiful Saturday so meeting outside was the perfect setting. I am always a tiny bit nervous in new situations with new people, so I had to jump right in to work out my jitters. It was a really fun group, and being outside we even sweated a little extra. The crowd was filled with male, females, young and not quite as young and even some families. Some first timers and other regulars. It was a lot of fun watching their faces and seeing their smiles during and after the class.
There was turkey italian sausage, brats and halibut on the grill. Quite a combination. I topped my Halibut with a tangy and light Pineapple Mango Salsa. It will be so good on any fish and, I think, on any pork or chicken.
PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA
What you need:
- 1 whole Pineapple, Peeled And Diced
- 1 whole Mango, Diced
- 1/2 whole Medium Red Onion, Finely Diced
- 1 whole Jalapeno, Seeded And Diced
- Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- 1 whole Lime, Juiced
- Dash Granulated Sugar (optional) I think the pineapple is sweet enough so eliminated this!
Combine diced pineapple, mango, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Squeeze in lime juice and add salt and sugar if needed. Stir to combine. I spooned the salsa right on top of the cooked fish. So good!!
(If you want a step by step guide you can find this on Ree Drummond’s blog, The Pioneer Woman, complete with beautiful photos of each step.)
Another perfect summertime thing is the afternoon thunderstorm going on outside my window. My pool old dog is shaking with fear, but I love a summer shower!
What are some of your favorite things of summer? What have you done lately to get out of your comfort zone? Aren’t you glad when you take that leap?
Have a great Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday . . . .!!