I'm a whuss when it comes to the cold. Growing up in SoCal I've been spoiled my whole life with wonderful weather and anything below 70 degrees is considered freezing to me. I love the summer and I welcome the heat. I'm comfortably warm up to 100 degrees... but if it gets any hotter I'll start to complain.
When it gets close to that complaining temperature, I just don't feel like making a fussy meal. I want something quick and fresh, like this shabu-shabu salad I made the other day. Traditionally, shabu-shabu is made over a boiling hot pot of water but it's just too hot for that so I made the cold salad version. This dish is great for those lazy summer days where you just don't feel like doing a lot of cooking or heavy eating.
SHABU-SHABU SALAD RECIPE
Thinly sliced pork or beef, boiled
Salad greens and lettuce
1. Make sure the boiled meat is cooled to room temperature.
2. Place the meat on a bed of salad, top with grated daikon and ponzu sauce.