Salads

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Lettuce, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

  DRESSING: 1 TBSP finely chopped shallots 1 TSP Dijon mustard 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP fresh orange juice juice from 1 meyer lemon 4 TSP extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper Salad: 2 firm, ripe bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced 1 lb. baby mixed letuce (butter lettuce, arugula, etc.) torn into bite sized pieces 3/4 cup crumbled…

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Scallop, Orange and Endive Salad

INGREDIENTS 16 scallops ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 TBSP red wine vinegar 1 TSP coriander seeds, toasted and cracked 3 TBSP orange juice concentrate Salt and pepper 3 oranges, peeled and segmented 2 endives, cut lengthwise, ¼ inch slices 1 red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup chopped walnuts (toast for 10 min. @ 400 covered with butter and…

Avocado, Apple and Field Greens Salad

Image by kiddharma via Flickr . . Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 5 cups greens such as watercress 1/3 cut rice vinegar 1 TBSP finely chopped Walla Walla sweet onion ¼ cup finely chopped Fuji apple 4 TSP soy sauce 3 TBSP olive oil 1 ripe avocado 1 TSP sugar In small bowl mix together vinegar, olive oil, onion, apple, sugar and…

Grilled Chicken & Honeydew Salad

. . .. . . 1-1/4 cup boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 TBSP olive oil 1 cup honeydew, cut into small bite sized pieces 1 bunch green onion, finely chopped 1 TSP dijon mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise (low fat) 2-1/2 TSP brown sugar 1 TBSP Kirin 2 TBSP fresh tarragon, finely chopped 1/4 pecans, toasted and chopped 1 TBSP…

Dungeness Crab Cake Salad with Watercress, Fennel and Orange

INGREDIENTS for CRAB CAKES 1 egg, beaten 1 LB fresh Dungeness crab 3/4 cup bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated pecorino cheese 1/4 cup mayonaisse 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 TBSP dijon mustard juice from one lemon 1/4 cup green bell peppers, minced 1/4 cup red bell peppers, minced 1 TBSP green onions 2 TBSP parsley, finely chopped 1 TBSP butter…

Top 10 Bacon Recipes of 2009

. . Here it is loyal bacon fans, this year’s list of crisp, savory delectables that are sure to light up your taste buds like a pinball machine.  A year ago I provided a list of the top 10 bacon recipes for 2008 that you can see updated here.  This year, bacon became the cosmic glue that wove social media…

Bakas TV#15: Willamette Valley Road Trip

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a beautiful place to visit with lush, rolling hillsides and surrounding farm communities.  This time of year is especially nice in the valley because harvest is happening, and it’s the time of year when the sun is out for more than one day in a row.  I lived in Portland for 17 years and I can…

A Big, Fat THANK YOU!

This week something fantastic happened—a winery name St. Supéry hired me to talk about their brand using social media. I’m not sure it’s sunk in yet, but I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. We ask kids all the time what they want to be when they grow up. I’m pretty sure when I was a kid my answer…

Carneros Crab Salad

Image via Wikipedia This recipe was inspired by my trip to San Francisco last summer.  Rambling up and down the northern California coast led to the discovery of ingredients for this salad. The epiphany struck while sipping bubbly on the patio at Domaine Carneros. Play around with the white pairings you think would work and leave a comment. There’s a…

Boston Bibb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette, Almonds and Oranges

Image by kurafire via Flickr 1 head Bibb Lettuce 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 TBSP butter 1/2 cup slivered almonds 2 large oranges 2 TBSP dijon mustard 2 TBSP red-wine vinegar Salt and Pepper to taste Wash lettuce, chop into large chunks. In small pan, melt butter and toast almonds for 3-4 minutes. Drain almonds. Pell and section…