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Author Notes: Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago this was a favorite for me and the whole family. typically served with Bar-B-Qued Chicken or Beef or Lamb and along with Vegetable Fried Rice and fresh Water Cress. We would often wash it down with "Lime juice" (Lime-aid) or Lemonade. VARIATION: some folks would add freshly crushed Habanero peppers or finely chopped Bird Pepper (small chillis). —darrel3000
- 3 pounds (6 large) Russet Potatoes
- 1.5 pounds (3) large carrots
- 1.5 cups (10-12 oz CAN) green peas >drained and washed
- 2 large hard boiled eggs
- 2 cups real mayonnaise ( about 5 heaping tablespoons)
- 2 stalks fresh chive >finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons raw brown sugar
- 2+1 teaspoons table salt
- 4 leaves fresh Shado Beni (Recao) (you may substitute Cilantro)
- 4 sprigs fresh Thyme (or fresh oregano)
- Scrub potatoes and cut each in half, Scrape & trim carrots, wash and cut in half. Place carrots & potatoes in a large pot and cover with twice the water (about 6 quarts) , bring to boil and add 2 tsp salt. Let boil until done, approximately 22 minutes on high. Drain pot, Peel potatoes while hot and let cool. Boil eggs for ten minutes after the water comes to a boil. (you may want to boil the 2 eggs along with the potatoes, add them in after the water comes to a boil and leave them for 10 minutes).
- After potatoes have cooled to room temperature peel them and cut potatoes into ½” cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. Cut carrots and eggs into ¼” cubes and add to bowl. Remove leaves from thyme sprigs and mince them finely. Separately, mince Shado beni (Recao) finely.
- Add green peas, chives, shado beni, thyme, sugar, black pepper and 1 tsp salt to bowl and mix together for 1 minute, add mayonnaise and mix for another 2 mintues.
- Serve immediately or place in refrigerator for later. If refrigerated, remove and let it come to room temperature (about ½ hour) before serving. Garnish with chopped Chives.
- For questions or comments you can reach me at [email protected], feel free to ask me where you can find Shado Beni. Most Caribbean & Mexican green grocers carry it.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Potato Salad