Uncle Tom’s Secret Potato Salad

For years Uncle Tom made the very best potato salad & wouldn’t tell me how he did it. Then one night  we had him & Mark over for dinner and served our shrimp scampi. Uncle Tom begged for the recipe. We both agreed but didn’t trust each other. So we wrote the recipes down then meet at the Tiki Bar at SunCoast resort and gave our recipes to the bartender who said they looked right & we traded!!!
Here is the big secret…… mix 1/2 mayo with 1Tbls “Better then Bouillon Chicken Bouillon”
In a large bowl put…
 Cooked cut up potatoes
Chopped Hard boiled eggs
Chopped onion & celery
Chopped parsley
Mix all and enjoy.
My Mom used a similar recipe but would add 1/2 sour cream too.
This bouillon trick also works very well with

Carrie’s Sea Scallops Ceviche

In a 1 gallon zip lock bag add 1 lb small sea scallops. Juice of 1 lemon & 1 lime (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup juice) , dash or 2 of losher salt 1 small sweet onion sliced thin.  Leave in refrigerator 1 1/2 hours. then it’s ready to each. Option you could use conk, shrimp, fresh tuna, We have also added thin sliced colored peppers too.
The first time Carrie had this was in the islands.

MC Film Caviar

We can not tell you how many times we have made this!  When we ask friends what we can bring, especial to a picnic this is what they ask for.
In a large strainer in the sink dump, 1 can black-eye peas, 1 can corn, 1 can black beans, 1 can corn, drain & rinse well. Then put into large bowl. Add 4 large tomatoes chopped up, 1 sm can green chilies, 6 green onions chopped, 4 garlic cloves smashed  & chopped, 1 bunch cilantro chopped. In a small bowl; whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 lime juice, hot sauce & salt & pepper. Pour over mixture, stir & let sit for 20-30 minutes.  Serve it with the corn chip scoops. Refrigerate left overs.  The next day a big scoop of this over lettuce makes a great salad.

Sister Cheryl West BLT Salad

Mix together, chopped tomatoes, fryed-diced-bacon, shredded lettuce, one large scoop of mayonnaise.  Toss all together & cool.  Eat as is or over toast. This is especial great when the tomatoes are in season.
Now for the funny part.  About a year after Sister Cheryl gave us this recipe she call. Asked what we were doing for lunch and told her making the Famous Cheryl Salad. She had forgot all about it. LOL

Summer Salad

Arrange on a plate, large sections of tomatoes, avocados, thin sliced Vidalia  onions.
For dressing whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil & lime juice.

My Mom’s Favorite Salad

We first had this at the home of Walt & Jack. They were Tampa Gay Pioneers and founders of the MCC Church in Tampa.
In Jack’s recipe it starts… Go out to the back yard & pick a couple grapefruit & oranges.
Peal & section the fruit out into a bowl. We figure about 1 grapefruit & 1/2 orange per person.  Next drizzle with a good amount of olive oil.  The add lots of fresh cracked pepper!! Toss
We only have a grapefruit tree so have made this many times with grapefruit only!
You are not going to believe how good this is!!!
We made this once for Mark’s Mom and she then made it every week.
Jack & Walt were together over 40+ years. Both are now gone but there pioneer work continues in Tampa!

Carrie’s Columbian Salad

Toss together
1 Head of lettuce cut up
4 tomatoes cut up
1 sweet onion chopped
1/4 c mozzarella cheese shredded
1/4 olives
drizzle in 1/4 cup olive oli
 juice of 1 large lemon or lime
10 dashes Worcester sauce
6 cloves garlic smashed
salt & pepper