Friday, October 24, 2008

Bosc Pear, Blue Cheese, Lettuce + Cinnamon Apple Mesclun (week of Oct 12-18)

Bosc Pear, Blue Cheese, Sweet Lettuce
A classic combination. Simple. Simply delicious.
(makes 5 individual salads)

Wash and spin dry:
  • 1 small head of mild lettuce, tinged red,

laying a leaf or two on each salad plate.

Slice thinly:

  • 1 perfectly ripe, firm, golden brown Bosc pear,

so that there are 5 slices per salad, and fan slices out on the lettuce leaf.

Divide among the salad plates and sprinkle over the lettuce and pear:

  • 1 - 2 oz. blue cheese, in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 scallion (I used the tender green sprouting tips of a yellow onion from my pantry cupboard), minced fine
  • 1 Tablespoon walnut oil
  • salt
  • plenty of freshly ground pepper

Cinnamon Apple and Mixed Greens
Crowd pleaser. The cinnamon is surprisingly subtle and warm.
(makes a large bowl of salad)

Wash and spin dry:
  • mixed greens including red and green lettuce, raddichio, mizuna, etc.

Toss with:

  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 or 2 Gala apples, chopped small
  • 1 scallion (or the tender green sprouting tips of a yellow onion), minced fine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cinnamon, to taste

No comments: