Salat und Sonne

My friend, Nicky, gave me this salad recipe a couple of weeks ago and it has quickly become a favorite. The spicy pecans are DELISH. I thought I'd share.

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(Art loves blue cheese so much I give him an extra little hunka hunka on his plate.) I also added some grilled chicken.

Field Greens, Crumbled Blue Cheese & Spicy Pecans

{This makes A LOT. Serves 8. Reduce accordingly. I like to make all of the dressing and pecans and then we can easily make it again (and I can eat the pecans up plain!)}

Spicy Pecans:
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. Hungarian paprika (I used regular)
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 1/2 cups pecans halves
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat egg whites with salt until foamy. Add sugar, Worcestershire, paprika and cayenne. Fold in pecans and melted butter. Spread pecans evenly on a baking sheet. Bake 30 to 40 minutes (I think 30), stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Yield 4 1/2 cups.

Vinaigrette:
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup distilled white vinegar
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
4 1/2 tsp. onion juice (I just used chopped onions)
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup vegetable oil

Salad:
4 cups mixed field greens
2 green onions, chopped
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup) -
{If you aren't a blue cheese fan, I think you could easily substitute gorgonzola, feta or goat. I don't like a lot of blue cheese, but this is perfect amount for a hint of moldiness}
1 Granny Smith apple, cored, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup coarsley chopped Spicy Pecans

Combine sugar, dry mustard, salt and vinegars. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in onion juice and Worcestershire. Add oil slowly, whisking continuously until blended.

Toss greens, green onions, blue cheese, apple and pecans in a salad bowl. Add vinaigrette, tossing to coat.

Enjoy your salat and then go soak up the sun.
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Absence does make the heart grow fonder.
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as absence from the haircutter makes Art's hair grow longer.

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And Toungey McTonguerton liebt die Sonne auch. (und den Regen, den Schnee, den Schlamm, alles!)
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{You people (most of you) don't even know I'm using the accusative case correctly here. What a waste.}

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

Yummmmmmy. Plan to make asap.

Erin Tulley said...

your pup has white whiskers!

Anonymous said...

ICH weiƟ, dass der Akkusativ richtig ist!
thumb up!
:-)
Marlies

Carolyn said...

Erin, She totally does and I'm not sure that's normal..they're soft as feathers and she looks like Grandpa Munster with those brows and whiskies.

amberrais said...

The salad photo is excellent! Great lighting - Cooks Illustrated, watch OUT! Going to take your recipe with me to Spar next time I'm there. Drooling.

Alison said...

Great looking salad - I've got pecans at home that may have been waiting for this very recipe. And I do appreciate your correct use of the accusative, a case which has caused me grief for many years!

juliette said...

that sounds delish! i tried a warm dressing this weekend w/bsalmic and sundried toms - ended up fabulous. I love spring salads - there's so much hope wrapped up in them! =)

VictoriaArt said...

Wunderbar! Alles richtig!

Und der Salat sieht so lecker aus!!!
Ich habe das Rezept sofort kopiert!DANKE!


XX
Victoria

BETH said...

That looks really good! You move to Austria and become Julia Childs or somesing?

Don said...

You mean you can get pecans in Graz now? It was "not possible" in 1999. Nice use of the Akkusitiv!

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