Salmagundi is a fun word to throw around for a dish with seemingly everything in it. Common base ingredients include chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, lemon juice and oil. Sound like a Caesar? Kind of, but it’s more of a salad-type dish that may contain cooked meats, seafood, vegetables, fruit, nuts, herbs and flowers. Its origins are as mixed as its ingredients. The dish itself may be English or French in origin, dating from the 17th century, with its name derived from the french word “salmigondis,” meaning “hodgepodge.”
Furthermore, and this is the great part, salmagundi was supposedly favored by pirates, as they could throw anything onboard the ship together and call it a meal. We imagine many modern-day pirates maintain this rich tradition. Keep this in mind for your next pirate-themed party or whenever you want to legitimize mixing together the remaining contents of your fridge.