Category Archives: Salads

A Heart’s Salad for Valentine’s Day

Reluctantly, I squelched the notion of making a salad with chicken hearts for the occasion.  I mean, I’d be overjoyed to eat such a dish, but others, perhaps not so much… Instead, here’s a great Valentine’s Day salad using shrimp … Continue reading

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Dining Out: IKEA, New Haven, CT

Yes, I know, Ikea has meatballs and a bunch of other food items in their cafeteria.  I’m very very picky about meatballs, and I’d say none of the other menu reached out and grabbed me, either, but I will say … Continue reading

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Simple Squid and Rhode Island (Royal) Red Shrimp Salad

I’d cooked the squid and shrimp the day before.  Royal Red shrimp, aka Rhode Island Red shrimp are delicate deep-water denizens off the Connecticut / Rhode Island coast, and I am given to understand there is another population around Florida. … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016!!! Littleneck Clams, Dipping Sauce, Salad

Resolutions?   We don’t need no stinkin’ resolutions! Okay, well I’ve got one that’s food-related.  A vegetable with every meal.  And I don’t mean onions or home fries, or just that sprinkling of cilantro — I mean something green and/or … Continue reading

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Shrimp, Mango and Pluot Salad

At my most recent pot luck, I brought a salad by request — a request I’d been given based on what I’d brought to the same event two years ago.  Apparently, it was remembered. Shrimp and Mango Salad.  When I was … Continue reading

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I’ve just discovered a brand new veggie at my farmer’s market! Meet the deceptively lowly cucamelon!  (And it’s technically a fruit.) It hails from Mexico and other areas of Central America, and is related to the cucumber (same taxonomic family). … Continue reading

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Lobster Salad with Tomalley Dressing

As you’ve probably gathered by now, I tend to eat everything except the squeak on things I cook. They had a Fourth of July sale on lobster near by, so I bought one for eating later the following week.  I … Continue reading

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