"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Salads & Salad Dressings
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-01-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
A most delicious restaurant salad

Had this at one of our favorite restaurants last week

mixed salad greens with lots of baby arugula mixed in
Thinly julienned Granny Smith apple
Julienned strips of country ham
blue cheese 'crumbles'
toasted pecans
Balsamic vinaigrette

So simple, and all the flavors just exploded!

__________________

__________________
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
That sounds like one or two of the salads I make where I work. We put sliced apples on several menu items, pecans, pecan pralines on one salad, bleu cheese, etc.

It seems to me that a lot of places are starting to use Mesclun (Spring Mix) as the base for salads. Heck, I've even seen the stuff in grocery stores, and seed packets so folks can grow it at home. Nothing like a mix of different lettuces, some sweet, some bitter, to add some flavor to a salad.
__________________

__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 05:43 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
mesclun is my favorite kind of salad base. Iceberg lettuce is for, well....icebergs.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:26 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
No, No, Mudbug - Iceberg lettuce is for tacos!
__________________
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:49 AM   #5
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
I love Mesclun and just about every other type of lettuce, but I also love iceberg. I think I am probably in the minority, but I really do love it. I like the flavor. I like the crunch. And I like the "juiciness".
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:53 AM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
Actually, geebs, I like it too for the crunch and juice, but it's not my fave. In my dotage I am preferring something a little sharper in taste.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 10:11 AM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Pam Leavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 248
I prefer a mixture of iceburg and other lettuce types. Plus iceburg is usually less expensive.

Pam
__________________
"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness"----Ella Schiaparelli
Pam Leavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 05:09 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
You're right, Pam. And it's about the only kind my daughter and husband will eat besides butter lettuce. I'm shoving it down them every chance I get and trying to turn them on the mesclun and other varieties, but - alas and alack.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 11:17 PM   #9
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudbug
but - alas and alack.
:D :D :D :D :D
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 12:46 AM   #10
Senior Cook
 
Pam Leavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 248
I like that too. " alas and alack"

I am going to remember that one.

Pam
__________________

__________________
"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness"----Ella Schiaparelli
Pam Leavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mom's Macaroni Salad (a cookout favorite) kitchenelf Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 16 05-23-2009 11:16 AM
How do I thicken a salad dressing? richard Salads & Salad Dressings 24 08-06-2006 03:35 PM
Spinach Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Farfalle SierraCook Salads & Salad Dressings 4 05-22-2005 09:46 AM
Grilled Salmon w/Summer Veg. Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette ironchef Fish & Seafood 6 08-24-2004 01:41 PM
Antipasto Salad with Basil Garlic Oil Dressing kitchenelf Salads & Salad Dressings 0 01-09-2004 02:14 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.