Rendered bacon fat becomes the base of a dressing for this hearty grain salad tossed with peppery watercress.
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These lamb sandwiches with caciocavallo cheese, watercress, and an olive-anchovy mayonnaise are a great way to use leftover lamb as a distinct and hearty meal.
Start the new year off right with this light and tasty quinoa salad topped with delicate greens, citrus, avocado and crunchy almonds.
Despite its restaurant-quality presentation, Linton Hopkins' Sauteed Georgia Trout with Watercress Puree and Mandarin Salad featured in Adam Roberts' Secrets of the Best Chefs, is a relative breeze to prepare (for a chef-y dish) and worth any extra minute of effort. The trout is simply salted and seared, skin-side down for a crisp crust and barely-cooked flesh. A puree of watercress, leeks, and cream forms the base of the dish, and the whole kaboodle gets topped with a bright, bracing salad of mandarin oranges, fennel, dill, radish, and parsley. It's a beautiful plate of food, and tastes even better than it looks.
Watercress is a light leafy vegetable known for it's light peppery flavor, and is used in salads, tea sandwiches, soups and as a light garnish on roast suppers. Related to the radish and mustard the flavor of watercress is a tad lighter than its bolder cousins, which makes it ideal for delicate preparations
The sausages are broiled quickly then covered with mustard, which helps cut through much of the fat. The apple compote obviously adds some sweetness but some cinnamon and ginger also give it depth. The crunchy, bitter watercress fights valiantly against all of it, making for a stunning and quick dinner.
When combined, the peppery cress and tender, pleasingly bitter frisée creates a salad that's worlds away from the dull mesclun mixes we've become used to. These are salad greens that really taste like something—they don't act solely as a vehicle for other ingredients or a particularly intriguing dressing. It's a salad that's all about the lettuce, and this time of year, it's just right.
The menu that Bloomfield choose for Coco, typical of her cooking, focuses on fresh ingredients prepared simply and seasoned aggressively. The starter, Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish and Watercress Rolls, spotlights a mix of influences: watercress and horseradish from the UK, balsamic and olive oil from Italy, and rich crème fraiche from France. The dish has elements of a carpaccio with arugula, a Sunday roast, and a simple steak and salad combo.
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