Jamaican Potato Salad Extraordinaire Beet And Potato Salad Recipe
A delicate seasonal food it was enjoyed in summer only and not available year round until the 20th century when California grew and shipped head lettuce nationwide. No question foodie president Thomas Jefferson experimented with a number of varieties which were served daily to his family and dinner guests with vinaigrette dressing or a sprinkling of herbs and mayonnaise (his chef was French-trained). As Americans developed more sophisticated tastes traditional iceberg lettuce took a backseat to Romaine arugula endive radicchio and field greens. Originally these varieties were considered greens for the elite due to price and perishability. Of late retro salads are showing up with quarters of iceberg lettuce and dressing. For Boomers who grew up on the stuff it harkens back to the 50s along with Spam salad meatloaf canned fruit cocktail and Popsicles.
If you can t really eat everything at once they why try to serve it at once non? Not all courses are complicated; neither are all meals. One type of food the French like to serve separately is la salade. Salade has a wide and vague meaning in French. I suppose it does in English too. Sure you might think a tossed salad is "salad" with tomato wedges cucumber rounds lettuce and maybe a few croutons but then if that s considered salad the how do we call potato salad a salad if most of us don t even put any of those aforementioned ingredients in our potato salad? And what about pasta salad? Or cranberry salad? My encounters with cranberry salad have cranberry jello/gelatin whipped cream and marshmallows? Now how can that be called salad? Egg salad tuna salad and crab or shrimp salad might be served on lettuce a.k.a. la salade but if you put any of these salads between two slices of bread wouldn t you call them Egg salad sandwich? Tuna salad sandwich? I would.
By adding vegetables and dressings these can become a great side dish for BBQs family gatherings and picnics. and this is not even to mention all the different dressings and dips that are now available for you to choose from. All salads have at least 2 or more ingredients which complement one another. YOU too can create fantastic combinations just using left-over vegetables sitting in the refrigerator OR you can go extreme and prepare an exotic fruit salad. Whichever ones you choose - don t limit your creative juices - let them flow - use some of this information for creating a new salad and WOW your family or guests. This salad is quite simple. Few ingredients little preparation time less headache. Sometimes simple is best. As I ve mentioned before the French like to eat in courses. Instead of preparing it all at once setting it all out on the table and trying keep everything hot at once they separate things out into courses.