Saturday, October 8, 2005

A great salad

Remember that girl on Law & Order, Jill Hennessy? Tall, dark hair - maybe the first one. When she left the show, she opened a restaurant. The recipe below is from there.

I dump the feta and substitute and use gorganzola (feta doesn't sit well with me).

Hennessy Tavern Chopped Salad

Yield: about 6 to 8 servings of salad; about 4 cups dressing


1/2 cup sherry vinegar
6 tablespoons capers with juice
6 heaping tablespoons spicy mustard
6 to 7 shallots
3 cups olive oil


2 cups chopped radicchio
2 cups chopped watercress
2 cups chopped fresh mint leaves
2 cups chopped cucumbers
2 cups diced tomatoes
2 cups crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
2 cups chopped scallions

Dressing: Puree vinegar, capers, 3 tablespoons mustard, and shallots until well blended. Pour into a bowl. Add the remaining mustard around the edge of the bowl and fold into the mixture. Add the oil in a stream while stirring constantly until creamy.

Salad: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer about 1 1/2 cups of the salad mixture into serving bowls. Coat lightly with some dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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