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BLT Salad

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Episode 2 – BLT Salad

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Hello All!   Welcome back to Food~Flavor~Fun.

A place to find and share some great food ideas that are loaded with flavor, to be prepared and shared with family and friends to bring a lot of fun and happiness into our lives.

Wednesdays are all about soups and salads.  One of my favorite sandwiches in the world is a BLT.  This salad is absolutely loaded with great flavor.  You just have to try this one.  The saffron makes it a little more expensive, but well worth it for the flavor.  Ever made your own mayonnaise?  Try it at your own risk!  You may never be able to eat that stuff from the jar ever again.  I serve this with a little french bread, brushed with good olive oil and toasted in the oven to make it crispy.

BLT Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups assorted baby salad greens, washed and patted dry
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 12 slices of smoked bacon, crisp fried
  • 1/2 pound Fontina cheese, cut into about 8 slices
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

Directions

Combine the saffron threads with the hot water and let stand for about 8 hours.  Yes you will have to plan ahead a little.  When ready to use, wisk the mixture well to blend.

In a blender, blend the egg, mustard, lemon juice and saffron mixture for 20 seconds.  With the machine running, slowly and steadily pour the olive oil through the top of the cover.  The mixture will thicken.  Season with salt and pepper and pulse the blender to mix.  You may store any excess from the recipe in a sealed container, but use it within 24 hours or so.  There are none of the preservatives in this mixture and a bunch of flavor.  Your want to use it!

For the salad, mix the greens and 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise in a large bowl.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Season the slices of tomato with salt and pepper.

To serve, dress 2 slices of french bread with some of the remaining mayonnaise.  Place 1 slice on the plate, stack 2 slices of tomato, 3 slices of bacon, 2 slices of cheese and a portion of the greens.  Drissle the salad with some of the remaining dressing and place the other slice on the side leaning against the salad greens.  Makes 4 very nice servings.

Enjoy!

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Categories : Soups and Salads

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