Jamaican Potato Salad Extraordinaire
Now for the health-conscious out there don t panic: we re talking a very small amount of salt. But this small amount of salt is enough to change the flavor of the salad leaves considerably. The next time you go to make a salad try adding a pinch of salt to your greens before you add the vinaigrette or dressing. Then add your dressing and toss. You ll be certain to notice the difference. 4 - Restaurants Refresh Their Salad Greens Restaurant salad secret number four has to do with the texture of the salad leaves. Ever notice the salads you get at a good restaurant have a very crisp texture even though they re coated in dressing? The answer is that a good restaurant will use fresh salad greens and will refresh them before serving. Refreshing salad leaves is the process of dipping them in cold water then drying. Refreshing salad leaves in this way helps crisp up salad leaves that have been packaged. After refreshing salad leaves must be dried completely (i.e. salad spinner) to ensure that the dressing adheres properly to each leaf.
A close substitute is the Heinz Caeser Salad Cream. Mayonnaise can be used as a last resort but it needs to be diluted with vegetable oil as it is too thick for the Nigerian Salad recipe. Before you Prepare the Nigerian Salad: Wash and cook the Irish potatoes till done. The eggs should also be hard-boiled. To save time the Irish potatoes and the eggs can be cooked in the same pot as they need almost equal amount of time to get done. All the vegetables need to be washed. Cut the lettuce into thin shreds. Scrape and shred the carrots using a grater. Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into sizeable cubes. Peel remove the seeds and cut the cucumber as shown. If you want more green color in your salad you may peel the cucumber in stripes. Remove the seeds from the plum tomatoes and cut into small cubes. Place all the cut vegetables in separate containers. Open the sweet corn and drain the preservation water. Rinse the seeds and set aside. Also open the baked beans tin and set aside.
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.