WhatsApp Email Print Facebook Advertisement Previous articleNo room at the LAW innNext articleCharged with conspiring to commit crimes admin Twitter Linkedin NewsSole with green papaya salad – A taste of Asia….By admin – August 7, 2012 752 A STAPLE of Asian cooking, or at least Asian dishes, the green papaya is a fruit that is a rich source of nutrients and can be used either cooked or raw. In Southeast Asia, it is used predominantly in salads and curries when blended and accompanied by the wonderful herbs and spices of the region. In this dish, I have used the papaya in an accompanying salad to a steamed fish dish that also incorporates the same herbs, fruits and spices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEEDfor the fish1 fillet of a firm white fish per portion 9sole, hake or cod)4 tiger prawns per portioncoriander1 fresh red chilliJuice of a fresh limeSea salt flakesSmall knob of butterCracked black pepperDash of Thai fish saucefor the saladgreen papaya, peeled and thinly slicedgreen beans, blanched and refreshedpomegranate seedsthinly sliced radishfresh coriandersea saltlime juicedash of groundnut oil1/2 a red onion or shallot thinly sliced50ml of orange juicefor the steamed vegetablesgarlic leaf (available in ethnic stores)tenderstem broccoli, trimmed1 purple aubergine, sliced into chunksdash of olive oilSea salt flakesWHAT TO DOIt may look like a plethora of ingredients but in fact many of them will be store cupboard bar the acquisitions you will make at the Asian supermarkets like the papaya, purple aubergine and garlic leaf. Keep an eye on the Market for many of the fresh ingredients used also.You will be pleased to know that you should be able to turn this exciting dish around in about 20 minutes including preparation and cooking.Invest in a double layer bamboo steamer, a good knife and you will be well on your way to getting a taste of Asia in your kitchen.First, trim the fish and remove the skin if your very kind fish monger has not already obliged.Next, place the fish on some parchment paper and in the first layer of the bamboo steamer and add the prawns, the herbs and seasonings.In the second bamboo layer, add the trimmed vegetables including the broccoli, aubergine and seasonings.Put the fish bamboo layer over a pot of boil water, add the vegetable layer on top and cover with the lid. It should take 8 to 10 minutes to be cooked and meantime you can prepare the salad. Peel the green papaya and thinly slice the white flesh into long strips. Cooked and cool the green beans. Roughly tear the coriander and remove the pomegranate seeds from the fruit and thinly slice the radish and onion.Combine all ingredients for the salad in a bowl and mix thoroughly and allow to stand for a few minutes to allow the flavours develop. Serve with the salad and vegetables.
This is the first time that the World 100-kilometer running championship is being held in Croatia, in which more than 350 ultra marathoners from over 40 countries are participating.If we add up the escort of marathoners as well as the entire accompanying organization, Terme Sv. Martin filled its accommodation capacities in two / three days. An excellent example of the development of sports tourism and how the tourist season is extended, although in Međimurje there is no tourist season, but the tourist year, ie tourism lasts 365 days a year./ / / WILL WE FINALLY TURN SPORTS TOURISM FROM POTENTIAL TO A RESOURCE?I constantly emphasize that for the development of sports tourism, we must look at the bigger picture and focus on “small” sports, and not just football, and immediately “shoot” the biggest clubs. It is interesting to mention that Terme Sveti Martin is also the first RUN HOTEL in the world, which is mostly due to the cooperation with Berislav Sokač, the initiator of the project RUN CROATIA, so this championship is just a proof that Međimurje offers its visitors really excellent conditions for various outdoor activities.”The projects we have organized so far in Croatia have been done extraordinarily, with a large number of participants, and Croatia has really top athletes and runners. We are here for a reasonSaid Nadeem Khan, President of the International Association of Ultra Runners.Levels of performance are crucial and imperative, and without high quality preparation and organization, let’s not even dream about organizing such events. Indeed, in strong competition in Europe, we must always give a step higher and better, to attract runners, and with the beautiful natural and all other tourist trump cards, we just have to nicely round out the whole story and offer it to the market.Međimurje on the moveThat Međimurje is a popular tourist destination is also proven by the figures, which show an increase of as much as 16% for the first eight months of this year compared to last year.Along with additional indicators of the success of Međimurje as a tourist destination, they were presented by Sandra Herman, who on behalf of the prefect, the county and the Tourist Board wished everyone a warm welcome to Međimurje. “Međimurje is presented as a tourist destination under the slogan “Međimurje on the move” – this gives a lot of space for sports facilities, but also space to get to know the continental tourist destination that has a lot to offer. Croatia is known as a land of sea and sun, but this event will introduce the world to Međimurje, whose tourism is on the rise.. “Pointed out Sandra Herman from the Međimurje County Tourist Board.”Considering who is currently with us, we are certainly a real sports destination, and we will try to make such events popular in Croatia. We have secured the infrastructure, closed the road and I invite everyone to visit this important event“Concluded Branimir Blajić, director of LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.By the way, over 50 million people in the EU regularly run, and their annual consumption is estimated at 9.6 billion euros. Smart enough. This is only a small part of the mosaic of the sports and tourism story of Međimurje, and cyclotourism should certainly be emphasized as Međimurje is among the three most developed and highest quality cycling tourist destinations in Croatia with the market recognizable brand Međimurje Cyclist Welcome Region.RELATED NEWS:CROATIA’S FIRST IN THE WORLD GETS RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL CONCEPT – RUN HOTELBERISLAV SOKAČ: I WANT TO BRING A PART OF 50 MILLION RUNNERS TO EUROPE IN CROATIACROATIA WINS FIRST RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL
I am sure that only a few people were glued to the TV earlier this month when the NFL draft was being broadcast by ESPN. My idea of this draft is that it is just another way to make money for the networks. If you are a true NFL fan, you pay attention to this; but to someone like me, it is a boring waste of time. If it weren’t for TV, you wouldn’t need 3 days to complete the process.A lot of the coaches in the league are not happy that because of the TV coverage the draft is continually being put later in the spring. I suppose this is because that gets them a better audience. Next year, I understand, they plan to do the draft at the end of May or in early June. Since the football camps begin in July, this would only give each NFL team about a month to orient these newcomers to the terminology needed for participation in full drills.I am probably in the minority on this, but I have better things to do than watch the NFL commissioner hug big, burly football players.