I think this is a Bibb lettuce in America. It’s not bitter in the slightest and does justice to the guacamole I made. I’ve never taken to the chip- guacamole dip extravaganza. I was more interested in the guac over the chip. When you make a quick lunch based on the guacamole you made last night, it must involve bacon and cream. Had I not eaten all the salsa last night, that would have trifecta-ed the dish. But the salsa was not hugely missed as the green goob of yum was the star ingredient.
Should you cook too much bacon and your partner in cured flesh eating crime has taken a nap, you can skip the fancy greens and load your fried, poitrine fumee with Mr. Green. It’s all good.
Cilantro ( only a dash because my husband is one of those “cilantro tastes like soap” people. )
Lynda whipped up a feast to satisfy all types of gastronomique pleasures. Pork, lamb, beef, chook and goodness even crab! This grilling extravaganza is affectionately referred to as The Herd Platter. Basically take your meaty goodness and marinate it in whatever strikes your fancy boat floating and you’re half way there.
Crab … real crab not K-rab
Potatoes, cute and little
Spring mix lettuce
Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
Fresh Herbs (pronounced Her – bs in Aussie)
And with every herd you need some veg and dessert to round out the fun. Lynda created the most amazing grilled veggie salad. Grilled peaches for dessert and even Zoe the dog was snuggling in for a little ciesta post feast.
All this made on a grill that fell off the back of a truck to travel 110 km down a major Australian freeway. Definitely our fastest grill by far on our Girl On Grill Action adventure.
All the meat was cooked in stages with the beef arriving last to the party. Lay out everything on the table with some fresh, whole wheat pita and your Herd Platter will not disappoint.
The Australian bush view from this site was astounding. The weather hot, the cicadas loud and the smell of the herd mingling and sizzling was mouth watering. A great lazy day to yap, giggle and chow down on amazing food. The hot grilled vegetables on the cold salad was an amazing experience of sensory explosion only to collapse into a sweet pool of hot peaches and cool cream. The Herd platter is definitely worth repeating. When you do, plan a day of it, there’s plenty to prepare, plenty to eat and a whole lot of loving conversation to have while you work your way through.