We were fortunate to have spend the past Sukkos (Fall Jewish Holiday celebrated in temporary huts covered in natural materials) in Israel. We always marvel at how our Jerusalem sukka is so much larger than our doll-size apartment living space. Our sukka is tucked into one of those beautiful, dusty and wonderful corners of Jerusalem. It is surrounded by gorgeous Jerusalem stone walls and is just beneath a main street with people strolling by on their way to the kotel (Western Wall) via Sha’ar Yafo (Jaffa Gate).
On sukkos, our sukka was home to many guests. Our guests over Yom Tov are our friends, our family, our neighbors, Aaron and Davida’s friends and their friends’ friends. Over the past Sukkos holiday, I served lots of food to many, many guests. I try to keep the food simple, so that I can enjoy the spirit of the Yom Tov (holiday). To keep things interesting, I try different table settings and plating techniques.
One of my appetizer mainstays is salmon. I usually prepare a side of Perfect Salmon with Roasted Vegetables. For the first meal, I usually serve the salmon as is. It is beautiful just as is.
As an alternative, I often plate the salmon differently for the next Yom Tov meal. This time, I flaked it in small pieces and served it in a clear square bowl with some Simple and Perfect Spicy Mayo and dill sauce drizzled on top and garnished with a few chive sprigs. I just placed a few fancy lettuce leaves on the side for garnish.
Simple to Wow!