Jamaican Potato Salad Extraordinaire Ensaladilla Rusa Spanish Potato Salad Recipe
Mixing in one bowl and plating somewhere else allows the excess dressing to stay in the bowl and away from the customer s plate. If you re planning to put in a vegetable garden this spring don t just plant lettuce for your salads. Why not plant your own mesclun mix? The most amazing salads can come from your own back yard. My father in law grows a huge variety of greens at his summer cottage and his green salads are better than anything I ve had in a fancy restaurant. He starts with the basics - romaine lettuce green leaf lettuce and red leaf lettuce. He also uses oak leaf lettuce which is just a regular lettuce whose leaves are palmate (hand shaped) and therefore look a bit like oak leaves. These lettuces provide the bulk of the salad materials. He picks individual leaves off each plant so that each plant continues to grow through the summer. His lettuces can grow up to two feet tall (on the stalk) and he s still making salads from them.
For example adding some chow mien noodles gives the main course salad some oriental flare. Be sure to match the salad with a flavorful dressing afterwards. After all is said and done dressings are still the ones that mostly dictate the flavor of the salad. Salads have come a long way from becoming just rabbit food. I hope you ll have fun in making your own main course salad and please do keep in mind that when preparing the dish let your taste buds and health consciousness dictate each step of the way. WHAT IS A SALAD ANYWAY? Salad Definition:- "any combination of raw or cooked vegetables meat seafood and/or fruit nuts or cheese usually served with a topping (dressing) or a dip". Boy that s simple - and it leaves us with endless creative possibilities.
After he washes them tears the larger pieces up and adds them to a gigantic salad bowl he usually adds a couple of store-bought ingredients to round out the textures and flavors of the salad. These include sweet red peppers (cut into tiny pieces) and fennel bulb (also called Florence fennel or anise). Then he adds a simple dressing of olive oil various wine vinegars a dash of Dijon mustard and a teaspoon of sugar. Salad is served at the end of the main course so that the vinegar doesn t spoil the flavor of whatever wine we re drinking. Sometimes the salad bowl goes around three or four times before it s all gone and eating a fresh green salad grown straight from the cottage garden is one of the summer s greatest pleasures.