Friday, July 4, 2014
There are usually hard-boiled eggs involved, cucumber or lettuce or both, cooking apples (Granny Smith is often in the house) tomatoes, even cold potatoes if there are any (sandwiches of any kind is a great way to use left-overs), dill (indispensable really, but once or twice we have been out of it and he has come up with novel ideas like using paprika), and whatever bread we happen to have. The bread is toasted and buttered, or even fried sometimes. Perhaps he skips the bread and makes a cocktail of it, as an appetizer. Or serve bread on the side, which I suppose makes it a salad? Oh, almost forgot the most important thing: the shrimp. We buy them already peeled, and they must be large and fine-looking. Never frozen.