Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by Gracie, Jul 25, 2018.
One of the Wife and I's favorite summer dishes is Jerk chicken and coleslaw with fresh pineapple.
Oh, I found a little Caribbean market not too far from my house that cooks jerked chicken and steak out front on the weekends. The smells as you drive by!!
Get online and order some of this if you want to make Jerk every bit as good as they do in Jamaica.
The only thing lacking is the pimento wood for smoking.
If you're interested I'll tell you how to make it.
We buy it by the gallon and freeze it in serving sized tubs.
Well there was suppossed to be a pic of Spur Tree jerk seasoning.
You can get it on Amazon.
Tomato Bread Salad. I cook, but I'm not a foodie. However, this was DELICIOUS and I ate til I was stuffed. You don't really need to follow the recipe exactly except probably for the dressing.
Backstory: a local restaurant, which is casual but nationally acclaimed, has this as a special. It was good but I thought this recipe was better! Here it is and then I will tell you how I modified:
Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad Recipe
I did not put onion in the salad, but did add cubed mozzarella cheese instead. I bought a loaf of rosemary bread at the bakery and did toast it lightly with olive oil. If you don't want to fire up the oven, you could tear it up in pieces and let it go a little stale.
Tuna Salad, Chicken salad.
You can glop some on some Romaine, add some cubed cheese, onion, cukes, and tomatoes.
add crackers or croutons and call it dinner.
The trick with Tuna or Chicken salad is to flake it before you add the mayo.
Add Lemon Squeeze
Add your relish (I use dill pickle juice instead)
Grapes, raisins, apples, or nuts where appropriate
Fold and done.
PS: Use solid white Albacore. Sure, it costs more per can, but it takes 3 cans of chunk light to equal 1 can of Solid White.
Chicken breasts, those have to be boiled ahead of time and chopped across the grain.
Both of these are delicious. I also love EGG SALAD with mustard and olives added. Daughter does too, but we get nothing but hate from son and husband for it....sigh.
I forgot about that one. I ate that a lot when I was a young man just starting out.
Last time I made it, was because the eggs were getting old and something had to be done with them. Ended up giving the last 3rd to the critters.
I just love it. Grew up on it. I also introduced hubby to German Potato Salad last year, which I made from scratch. It's not difficult, but just time-consuming. He didn't dislike it but was stymied. "It's not salad!" says he, "It's a casserole! It's hot!"
Well, I had to laugh at that, because he's right. But I still can't win him over to egg salad.
hot dogs and a cold drink
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