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Holland Expat – Salad Surprise

16 May

photo-6Display cases full of various salads (think tuna rather than caesar) greeted me in the Dutch grocery, were inspected and subsequently disregarded till I attended a Dutch Food Class. The instructor informed us that in the Netherlands a light evening meal with a couple friends often includes a selection of these mayo-based spreads.

Our family indulges in similar fare by making sandwiches that are popular in the US: tuna (homemade), pimento cheese (store bought), chicken (half-n-half), and crab (on the restaurant buffet). After living in Belgium I added curry chicken salad to my repertoire and always associate the dish with Great Britain although I cannot remember why.

In the Netherlands the salads are served with crackers or on slim slices of baguettes, so I’m told. At our house we’ve begun sampling the almost endless options on saltine crackers, and in Dutch fashion we call that (with a piece of fruit) a meal. The top contenders for favorites so far are “Kip Sate” and “Kip Curry.” Kip is chicken, an easily identifiable ingredient that is always welcome in our home.

Kip Sate (brown), Kip Curry (yellow) and Crab (white) salads.

Kip Sate (brown), Kip Curry (yellow) and Crab (white) salads.

When choosing between brands of these meal salads remember that the store brand will have more mayo and less meat which is not always a bad thing if uniformity of spread is of concern or you are trying to feed multiple ravenous youts (as Cousin Vinny calls youths).

Options to consider:
Farmer, Selleries, Surinamse, komkommer, kip kerrie, kip pittage, kip sate, gerookte kip, kip zoete ui, kip pesto, kip melon, beenham, marscarpone, vlees salad, ham prei, oude kaas, haring, haring rode beiten, krab, krab perzik, garnalen in knoflook, river kreekjes, zalm, gerookte zalm, tonjin, makreel, kruiden, kruiden tuinje, Itallinnainse, taziki, vitello, tonnato, krab wakame, kaas, kaas mostard, scheirrelei, scheirrelei bacon, scheirrelei kerrie, scheirrelei bieslook, scheirrelei Suriname, asperge scheirrelei

 

Lekker.

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Kristin King is an author, publisher and co-founder of the nonprofit Future Hope Africa which is based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is from Kentucky (USA) and lives as an expat in Holland where she is working on her third novel.

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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Food, Living in Holland

 

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One response to “Holland Expat – Salad Surprise

  1. Irene Kucholick

    May 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Summer salad any kind they are so delicious. I also like Tune best. Mayo makes everything tasty. I am so glad you learn so much when you come back you have a ton to teach us here. Thank you for giving all this information. IRENE

     

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