1 Heart of Romain Lettuce
1 T of Mayo
3 Sardines ( I used Sprats from a small Russian Grocery store) They come in a can like sardines. Don't use smoked ones because they cause prostate cancer.
Pinch of salt.
Wash hands thoroughly and touch nothing but food.
Start the water running in your sink at a temperature you are comfortable rinsing at- slightly cold.
Rip off one leaf of lettuce and quickly rinse it off under the tap water. Fold it in half rip it in two and another two and through it in the large mixing bowl.
Repeat until whole Heart of Romain Lettuce is Gone.
CORRECTION: The actual method is to cut off the whole base that holds the leaves together. Fold in half and rip that in half each leaf after rinsing. Three pieces will go into the bowl- two ends and a folded in half and almost broke middle double section. Then drain the water out of the mixing bowl before sadding dressing.
Put one tablespoon of Mayo into a small coffee cup. Put three Sprats in the cup too. Add a pinch of salt. Take a fork mash up the sardines and mix them with the other ingredients.
Add this to your salad bowl. Take a leaf from the salad bowl and wipe out the cup with it and throw it in your salad bowl. Toss it all around with your clean hands until all leafs are coated and sit down and eat.
Preparation time? VERY VERY FAST.
Alternatively you can also add pressed garlic to the dressing in the cup. About every other or every three salads.
I once bought three hearts of lettuce for $.99 cents. That is $.33 for the salad lettuce. The canned sardines are more expensive. You can hope to cover them in a plastic bag and put them back in the fridge until you use them again but have not had much success with this- don't eat salad every day.
Also you can add spices of your choosing to the salad and other common salad ingredients. Those crunchy chow mein noodles work very well. Sliced Vidalia Onion rinsed in water and crunched with rice vinegar is also a good ingredient. Sometimes a good crouton or throw some bread crumbs on taste good too. If you buy a tomato you can use half on the sub recipe one day and half on the salad the next.
Copyright 2013 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 02 28 2013 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com
I did not have the Sprats today so I used a clove of pressed garlic, a tablespoon of mayo, a pinch of salt, a pinch of Galangal, and a pressed chunk piece of pineapple as my dressing. Not too bad.