Memorable Quotes:

"A Bearnaise sauce is simply an egg yolk, a shallot, a little tarragon vinegar and butter, but it takes years of practice for the result to be perfect." Fernand Point

Sunday, July 31, 2011

BLT Salad "Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza"

“BLT” Butter Lettuce Salad

Yield: 1 serving
2 tablespoons toasted breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon fresh herbs (basil, chervil, chives, tarragon, etc.)
1 head butter lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons bacon, chopped and cooked until crispy
Buttermilk Dressing (recipe follows)

In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the herbs. Add in the lettuce, tomatoes and bacon and toss with as much of the dressing as desired. Serve immediately.

Buttermilk Dressing

Yield: about 2 cups

1/2 shallot
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
1 egg yolk
Salt and pepper to taste
11/2 cups canola oil

Place all ingredients except the oil into a blender and pulse. Place the blender on a slow setting and slowly drizzle in the canola oil. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve or store, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 1 week.

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