Monday, April 18, 2011

Entry - Bibb Lettuce Salad

This entry was sent in by Christine, she has a lovely blog titled Squirrelhaus and is a must to visit if you haven't already. This salad that she shares today sounds good enough for company or any special occasion.
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Thanks Christine.
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BIBB LETTUCE SALAD WITH PECANS, BLUE CHEESE AND PEARS
1 cup pecan halves
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 tablespoon honey
4 small heads Bibb lettuce, washed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
6 tablespoons Late Harvest Riesling Dressing (see below)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 ounces blue cheese, such as Maytag, crumbled
2 ripe Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into matchstick-size pieces

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F.

Spread the pecans on a sheet pan and bake until heated, about 5 minutes. Stir together the corn syrup and honey in a small bowl. Pour the syrup over the nuts and toss to coat evenly. Bake until the nuts have absorbed most of the syrup and are glazed, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Separate the pecans that are sticking together and cool completely.

Toss the lettuce with the dressing in a large bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide among 6 plates. Sprinkle equal amounts of the cheese, pears and nuts over the top of each salad. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

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WALNUT AND LATE HARVEST RIESLING VINAIGRETTE
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup Late Harvest Riesling Vinegar
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Put the mayonnaise, mustard and garlic in a blender and process until smooth. Add the vinegar and process to combine. With the blender running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream until the dressing thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (The dressing can be prepared up to 3 days ahead, covered, and refrigerated.)

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

7 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great lunch:@)

Lola Nova said...

Oh that does sound delicious!

Edward said...

Sounds real nice, I love salads, so healthy, so tasty.
Regards
Edward

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, this sounds like a salad I make. I add dried cranberries to mine.

Katiebee said...

yummmmm! i love salads~ thanks for the recipe~

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Did you go to the Island Chicks sale, there in Anacortes? I think it was there......

Yes, Romy can be a beast...she is a diva for sure and she outsmarts, and out wits, our 10 year old male cat! She pushes him out of the food dish and she is only1.5 yrs old.


But to me and my son she is the sweetest girl. She knows my other daughter does not care for her. I swear that cat understands english too.

Vintage Barn 27 said...

MMMMMMMM........the salad recipe sounds delish! I am getting pen and paper to write it down for when we can start having our lunches on the deck. It will be perfect! Thank you for the recipe and stopping by my blog.

Take care.