80s, 90s, Celebrities, Characters, Food, TV — March 24, 2016 10:53 pm

Perfect Strangers Recipes: Mypos Salad and Mypos Mojito with Cousin Larry Appleton Rum

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We’ve written previously about Perfect Strangers in such articles as 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Perfect Strangers, 8 Characters That Shouldn’t Rap, 6 Sitcoms That Would’ve Been Lousy Video Games, and 8 Alternate Casting Choices, but today is a celebration.

That’s right– today, March 25, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of Perfect Strangers, and what better way to celebrate than with the perfectly strange food and drink of Balki Bartokomous’ people.

Mypos Salad

You may have heard of a Greek Salad, but did you know that the island of Mypos has their own twist on this tasty treat? Of course you didn’t Cousin, don’t be ridiculous! I just made that up.

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Ingredients:

For the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
1/2 tablespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
Salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:
1 head of romaine
Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion (or a full shallot if that’s the only thing Cousin Larry has in the fridge)
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese

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Get a Mason jar and mix all the ingredients for the dressing inside. Ooooh look how Pinterest you are!

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Cut up your romaine and use that salad spinner for once in your life instead of buying “pre-washed” mixed greens and getting Listeria (some of us like to live on the edge, but not today, Cousin!) While you’re at it, slice up your onion, halve your cherry tomatoes, and slice up your olives if the grocery store was out of the pre-sliced variety.

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Combine ingredients in a large salad bowl and add the feta cheese on top.

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Portion out into plates before adding the dressing. Some people will add the dressing right to the salad bowl. In Mypos, these people are called assholes.

Mypos Mojito

While Mojitos are traditionally a Cuban cocktail, the people of Mypos have developed a special version of this drink that they enjoy sipping on as they herd sheep. Of course, the recipe calls for importing some very special rum.

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Ingredients:

Cousin Larry Appleton Jamaica Rum
11 mint leaves
Club Soda
Half of a lime cut into four wedges
2 tablespoons simple syrup (sugar and water)
Ice

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First of all, you’re going to have to make some simple syrup. Don’t worry Cousin, it is so simple! This is equal parts sugar and water. Make sure you get the sugar out of the sugar bowl you brought with you from your parents’ house in Mypos when you moved out. The more 90s-ier, the better.

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Bring the sugar and water to a boil, stir it a few times, and let it go for a few minutes.

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Let cool and transfer to a Mason jar because oooh look so Pinterest!

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Place the mint leaves and one wedge of lime into a glass and muddle. If you don’t have a muddler, the end of a wooden spoon works just fine. That is how we do it back home.

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Add your simple syrup and two more wedges of lime. Muddle again.

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Fill glass with ice and add a shot of Cousin Larry Appleton Jamaica Rum. Top with Club Soda.

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Can we take a moment to appreciate what a fun time these kids are having on the Club Soda bottle?

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Garnish with that fourth wedge of lime and enjoy responsibly!

This meal is Dimitri-approved!

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Fun fact: that plush sheep toy was part of some fuzzy dice my Dad had for his car in the 80s. He gave the sheep to me and I immediately named him Dimitri. My love for Perfect Strangers is strong!

Now we are so happy we do the dance of joy!

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