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Cuisine Quest: Sarah’s Salad, an ‘80s favorite from the Lion House

Courtesy photo The Sarah Salad from the Lion House.

By Keira dirmyer

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jun 19 2012 10:29AM
Updated Jun 19, 2012 03:15PM

In the summertime, I hate to heat up the kitchen if I don’t have to, which is why I, like so many cooks, turn to crisp salads during hot weather. Reader Sidney Jude Moormeister fondly remembers eating a dish called Sarah’s Salad at the Lion House in the early 1980s. I found the recipe in the Lion House Classics cookbook.

Requests • Reader Bri Marshall is trying to find a recipe similar to the lemon pilaf served at Greek Souvlaki restaurants in Salt Lake City and Murray. "I’ve scoured the Internet and have tried other lemon rice recipes, but they never measure up," Marshall said in a letter to Cuisine Quest. I spoke with Frank Paulos, who along with brothers Leo and Chris Paulos, co-owns the restaurant chain. Declining to share the recipe, Paulos said, "All our recipes are handed down from family and we guard them closely." Does anyone have a recipe that would fit the bill?

Barbara Russo remembers shopping with her mother and stopping into the Olympus Tea Room at Makoff (210 E. South Temple) to have the chicken salad sandwich. She would like the recipe.

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