Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend!

We took a little trip down to a town called  St. Michaels for an antique boat show with Handsome’s parents on Sunday.  There were tons of old wooden boats docked for people to look at. The town was beautiful too, with little shops and tons of ice cream parlors! We had a fantastic dinner at Akai Sushi & Cafe and then wondered around some out let stores. If we had fit in a little mountain biking it would have been a perfect Sunday.

Now for some healthy Monday post weekend detox type food.


Grilled Thai Turkey Salad

from Rachael Ray Magazine June 2012


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice plus 1 teas grated lime zest
  • 2 tbs plus 2 teas fish sauce
  • 2 tbs packed brown sugar
  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 small green chile, such as serrano or thai, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium head red-leaf lettuce, leaves separated
  • 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


First, if you have never worked with fish sauce before – DO NOT sniff it. Seriously, just don’t. Ok, now that we got that over with.

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, 2 tbs fish sauce (start small here, don’t use a full 2 tbs if it’s your first time expirmenting with fish sauce. The flavor is good, but you will notice it. Remember, you can always mix a bit more in later), and brown sugar.

Preheat a grill to medium high, clean and oil the grill.

Meanwhile, combine turkey, shallot, chile, lime zest and 2 teas fish sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Form the turkey mixture into 8 thin patties. Brush the patties with oil and grill 3 minutes, flip and grill for another 3 minutes or until cooked through.

Divide the lettuce over plates, toss with carrots and bell pepper. Place two patties over each salad and serve with the prepared dressing and mint to top



  1. Oh! Is this St. Michael’s on the Eastern Shore? One of my favorite little spots! Think I need to detox from yesterday, too….

  2. Grilled meat and salad is just so scrumptious. I love the Thai flavours you’ve used. Exciting!

  3. Are you making this for me? Because this is exactly what I wanna eat right now 🙂

  4. yummy yummy! this looks healthy & delicious, but maybe it`s because the world salad is in the name. LOL

  5. This looks very tasty!! I have to try some Thai flavours …

  6. Haha! I love the first line for the preparation. I fully agree 🙂 This looks delicious! Looks like I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow!

  7. I’ve never been to a boat show but now I really want to go!

    And I’m totally loving this salad. It’ll definitely be needed after I stuff myself with meaty grilled foods I plan on making this weekend!

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