Nine-year-old boy logic and crab salad

This is a translation of a ‘phone conversation between my nine-year-old son and his friend :

Son : ‘Hi ‘Friend’, would you like to play tennis this morning?’

Friend: ‘Er, OK, but could we make it this afternoon?’

Son: ‘But it’s going to be too hot this afternoon – why can’t you make it this morning?’

Friend: ‘It’s just it seems a bit chilly* this morning and I’m wearing short sleeves’

*’chilly’ for a native of Southern France is anything under 25°C

My son applied his steadfast and infallible logic, advised his friend to dig out a sweater and off they went.  Imagine though, the possibilites of this kind of rationale. ‘Inappropriate attire’ could become a valid excuse for getting out of just about everything – school, work, boring cocktail parties, cooking lunch, the possibilities are endless…

Unfortunately for me, I was dressed appropriately enough to make lunch and I produced this crab salad. To be consumed on a terrace in light attire:

Ingredients (serves four)

400g tinned crab

1 greek yoghurt

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, pressed

4 heaped tablespoons of chopped cucumber

A thumb of freshly grated ginger

1 tablespoon of raisins

1 tablespoon of sweet and sour chilli sauce

1/2 tsp chilli powder

seasalt and pepper to taste

Combine the onions, garlic, cucumber, raisins and ginger in a small mixing bowl. Add the drained crab and the sweet and sour sauce, mixing well. Add the Greek yoghurt and spices and mix with a spoon until the crab is entirely covered in the yoghurt mixture. Serve chilled.

8 responses to “Nine-year-old boy logic and crab salad

  1. Yet another fantastic tasty, healthy, glorious dish. Keep them coming…..

  2. What is dressed appropriately for making lunch 😉

  3. On a more serious note, nice recipe. I think I might add a little Orange to mine?

  4. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


  5. I have emailed you Jillian 🙂

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