All kinds of salads, long and firmly spelled out in our menu. And if we had them cooked only on holidays, but today and humdrum meal is rarely complete without such a dish. So most famous salad is somehow no longer suitable for the festive table, and look for more new recipes. But it is possible to prepare a festive meal without any frills and sophisticated technology. To do this, just something and need - to cook food that we eat every day. For example, take and surprise guests with squid salad and pineapple. You agree that the combination of ingredients juicy enough, and these products are unlikely to appear on our table every day.
It is this version is the most common lettuce. Therefore, we considered the traditional recipe.
A kilo of squid;
1 can of canned pineapple;
1 can of canned corn;
Carcasses of squid were thawed, clean from the films, cartilage and innards, and then boil, dropping into boiling water for two to three minutes. Boil hard boiled eggs, cool and clean them. The cooled shellfish cut into strips, just cut and eggs. With pineapple and corn merge syrup, pineapple and cut into small slices. With quartered lemon peel removes a layer, and the flesh cut into thin slices. All prepared foods we put in a salad bowl, dressed with mayonnaise, stir and serve.
Salad with ham
Another interesting option of salad, which combines seafood, ham and sweet pineapples.
Calamari canned - 2 banks;
Canned pineapples - 1 bank;
Canned corn - 1 bank;
Cooked smoked ham - 200 g;
Hard-boiled eggs - 2-3 pieces;
Cheese - 100 g;
Fresh apples - 1 piece;
Mayonnaise and salt.
All products will be cut into thin cubes. First, cut ham and clams and add them to the salad bowl. Now, cut the eggs and cheese and also put them in a salad bowl. Then comes the turn of the apple. It needs to peel, remove the middle of a tough, then chop. Pineapples also cut as much as possible identical cubes with apple and add to other ingredients. At the end lay in canned corn salad, which pre-merge marinade. Salt, put the mayonnaise and mix all.
Seafood is not only perfectly combined with cheese or ham, but also with chicken. Therefore, this salad turns out to be surprisingly tasty and tender.
Squids - 300 g;
Chicken breast - half;
Bacon - 50 g;
Fresh cucumbers - 100 g;
Canned pineapples - 100 g;
Fresh apples - 1 piece;
Salt and black pepper;
Chicken fried in olive oil, then Let cool and cut into cubes thin. Squids are thawed, clean from the films, cartilage and innards, and then boil in salted water, dip them in boiling water for two minutes (no more!). Let cool the carcass, cut them in rings and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Put the strips of bacon on a hot dry pan, dries them two or three minutes, remove from the pan and allowed to cool. Now, cut the bacon into strips. Just chop the peeled apple core and tough. Cucumbers my, clean and cut into thin cubes, pineapple cut into strips. All prepared foods we put in a bowl, dressed with salt and black pepper, to taste put mayonnaise. Mix salad and shift it to the salad bowl. Garnish with fresh herbs.
Recipes salad with squid and additional meat ingredients are quite popular. But what if you try to cook it with rice?
Squids - 1 carcass;
Canned Pineapple slices - 200 g;
Cucumber - 2 pieces;
Rice boiled crumbly - 1 cup;
Squids traditionally boil, their pre-thawed and purified from the films. The prepared carcass sinks to two minutes in boiling water, and then take out, cool and cut into small pieces. Cucumbers, I shall give them to dry and cut into small cubes and pineapple thrown back colander.
All prepared foods (cooled and washed rice, squid, cucumber, pineapple) we put in a salad bowl and add the chopped herbs, salt and mayonnaise. Mix salad and store it in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes.
What good is this recipe? Yes, the fact that the products may be taken in any amount, as they say, "by eye".
Carcasses of squid were thawed, clean and boil. Cook hard-boiled eggs, cool and clean. Next, we need to turn the cheese into the cheese shavings and finely chopped egg. Cooled carcasses cut into thin strips, pineapple and cut into cubes. All prepared foods we shift in a salad bowl, season with salt, add the mayonnaise and mix. Dill "draw" on top of the Christmas tree and decorate with olives and pomegranate grains.
These are different and interesting recipes salad of squid with pineapple. You can choose what you do like it, or take note of all the recipes, and occasionally try to prepare each of the proposed salads. Cook with pleasure and enjoy your meal!
A little history
Greek salad with shrimp
Cooking is rightly considered one of the arts. After all, there is not only a place for creativity and experimentation, but also an opportunity to reflect specific cultural traditions and national features. However, many national dishes, and many eventually become real cosmopolitans. Going beyond the borders of his native country, these dishes are gaining popularity around the world, while retaining the original name and national flavor. For example, Greek salad.
In each region of Greece make it on his own. Therefore, there is a Greek salad with shrimp, chicken, tuna, pasta, mint, spinach. However, the main ingredients remain the same dish, and any prescription must include Greek salad of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and soft sheep's cheese or cheese.
It may be different for the Greek salad dressing, but the taste of it will always be recognizable. Let's try to cook one of the variants of such an interesting salad, and at the same time learn more about this dish. So, a bit of history of Greek salad recipe and cook it with shrimp.
A little history
In general, the fact that the Greek salad recipe exists in many variants, there is nothing surprising. After all, in Greece this dish is called rustic salad - Horiatiki. And in different parts of the country it is cooked to your taste. Although embodiments of the dishes set himself a Greek salad is the original card of Mediterranean cuisine. Reliable information about the history of this dish is not. But there are some versions.
The first thing that comes to mind - the natural origin of the recipe. Hearty and healthy dish from under the hand of products appeared as if by itself. After all, that was always on the table rustic Mediterranean? Fresh vegetables and cheese. This is based on these products and there was the famous Greek salad recipe. However, the tomatoes in Greece appeared only in the early nineteenth century.
Therefore, the time of occurrence of the recipe can be dated precisely this period. But! While eating tomatoes like apples, nadkusyvaya them rather than slicing. And due to this fact the history of Greek salad can "rejuvenate" a hundred years of commercials - prior to the emigration of residents of Greece to the United States, that is, before the start of the twentieth century.
But there is another version of the origin of salad - the beginning of mass tourism in Greece. It was in the mid-twentieth century, this country has become a matter of interest among foreign tourists, in connection with which there was a salad, which the Greeks themselves described as "all Greece in one dish." But since Greece is very different, salad recipes, too, turned out differently. But the version of a salad with shrimp, may have the result of experiments, professional chefs. And we will experiment.
Greek salad with shrimp
The recipe, it, like all brilliant, simple. It retains the basic ingredients, but instead of the olives are put in a salad shrimp. And if you want to diversify, and this recipe, you can simply use a different filling.
400 grams of cooked shrimp;
150 grams of feta cheese;
2 fresh tomatoes fleshy;
2 pieces of fresh cucumbers strong;
Half a lemon;
1 teaspoon mustard;
3 tablespoons olive oil;
1 clove of garlic;
1 head of onions;
1 teaspoon granulated sugar;
Salt and oregano to your liking.
If you have raw shrimp, they first need to boil, and then cleaned. Fresh frozen shrimp cooked just need to defrost, warm Gulf water, then discard in a colander to glass excess fluid. And now you can start making the most of lettuce. So clear the garlic and rub it inside the bowl, and which will serve this dish. Clean and chop the onion very thin, almost transparent semicircles.
Now laid chopped onion to the bottom of the salad bowl, and put on top chopped tomatoes. Note that you need to cut large tomato slices. Cucumbers also cut into large - size cloves should be at least the size of the shrimp, which we will put in a salad. Put the cucumbers in a salad bowl. Add the shrimp and stir it all.
Cheese cut into small cubes and stacked on top of salad. Now pour all the sauce. To prepare the sauce, squeeze the juice of half a lemon, add the olive oil, mustard, salt, oregano and sugar. The resulting mixture was stir well. Drizzled with salad dressing mix gently and serve.
If you want even more experiments, try to cook with honey dressing, use a sweet French mustard, olive oil or sesame replace mustard, lemon juice and balsamic or apple cider vinegar. And you can add chopped garlic sauce or shavings of cheese.
You can put layers of lettuce, garnish with slices of white cheese on top and the whole prawns. You can add the lettuce or spinach, onions and instead use shallots. In short, do not be afraid to experiment and cook with pleasure. Enjoy your appetite and success in the culinary field!