There are lots of diced veggies that give this salad its flavor, color, and name. Red bell pepper to diced green onion. And a few generous splashes of hot pepper sauce give it some zip. Tuna never had it so good. Serves four.
These Vietnamese spring rolls are the perfect recipe for beating the heat. Poached shrimp, rice noodles, herbs, and lettuce are rolled into a thin rice wrapper. Serve with the sweet and sour dipping sauce.
Lightly sweetened melons, grapes and tropical fruits are served in a carved watermelon-rind 'bowl'. Try cutting a scalloped, or sawtooth, rim around the edge of the watermelon for a special presentation.
The filet mignon marinates in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard while you are heating the grill and cooking the onions, and can be made in under an hour. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal.