Jamaican Potato Salad Extraordinaire
It is such a unique salad recipe that even if one ingredient is left out it loses its special taste. This is why Nigerians all over the world always seek this salad recipe in the quest to get the exact taste and richness of the Nigerian Salad. Foreigners who have been lucky to taste this salad also ask for the recipe right after tasting it. The Nigerian Salad is so filling that it can be eaten as a meal on its own or as a side dish to the various Nigerian Rice Recipes - the Jollof Rice the Nigerian Fried Rice the Nigerian Coconut Rice the Nigerian White Rice and Tomato Stew to name a few. It can also be eaten with the Nigerian Moi Moi. To make the Nigerian Salad with the unique salad taste you just need to follow the steps detailed below to the letter. The quantities of ingredients stated are what will give a typical taste of the Nigerian Salad. The ratio of the quantities can be halved or doubled and the same taste will be achieved. Ingredients: 1 medium bunch of Lettuce 5 medium-sized Carrots 4 small pieces of Irish Potatoes 2 medium pieces of Cucumber 3 medium Eggs 1 415 gram tin of Baked Beans in tomato sauce 200 grams of Sweet Corn 5 pieces of Plum Tomatoes Salad Dressing - The Heinz Salad Cream works best with this 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.
The creator Caesar Cardini eventually bottled and sold his trademark dressing in the Los Angeles area. A favorite restaurant in Chicago the Blackhawk featured their signature "spinning salad bowl" along with every entree on the menu served tableside. French chefs made vinaigrette dressing with oil herbs chopped shallots and paprika throughout the 1800s.Those especially adventurous added tomato sauce which became the foundation for classic French dressing. Kraft Foods in 1939 introduced their popular version orange in color. Boomers remember it drizzled over iceberg lettuce. Miracle Whip appeared around the same time labeled salad dressing but primarily used to hold together chopped meat chicken or eggs for a tasty sandwich filling. In the 1920 s Green Goddess dressing was created at a San Francisco restaurant in honor of a play by the same name. (Good thing Death of a Salesman didn t debut that same year.) Colonial America grew lettuce in their home gardens along with cabbage beans and root vegetables.