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Warm Goats cheese salad

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Warm Goats cheese salad Reply with quote

Last week in Lidl there were special offers on goats cheese and Spanish vinegar.
I used the Queijo de Cabra in this meal.
This is a great salad, based on a typical French Pyrenees dish, but with a bit of a Spanish twist.

Its very quick and cheap, and tastes absolutely lovely, the main theme is the salty bacon offset by the clean, cool taste of the cheese, the sharpness of the mustard dressing and the warm crunchy croûton's.

What I really like is that you can have a full meal or light snack in about 5 minute.

For the bacon I just used offcuts from rashers that I used in another meal, so it was using up leftovers.
Streaky bacon is the perfect type, essentially it is the rendered bacon fat that you get into the bread.
Lettuce and garlic were - of course - home grown

2 Rashers of bacon, diced up
2 sliced of toasted bread (sourdough is ideal) diced - these are croûton
50g Diced Queijo de Cabra.
50g Chopped walnuts
1 Tsp Wholegrain mustard.
Half a head Raddichio type bitter lettuce, Spinach is an alternative.
Half a head of your favorite lettuce, I used Butterhead.

140 ml good olive oil (I added a little wallnut oil)
30 ml White wine vinegar
30 ml Spanish sherry vinegar
Two tsp Colman's English mustard
clove of Garlic
Pinch of ground Pepper
Pinch of salt (I like to use Maldon salt for salads)

Put a little oil in a heavy based pot.
Fry the chopped bacon in the base of the pot, rendering out the fat.
Add the croûton's and the wholegrain mustard, the croûton's soak up the bacon fat.

Meanwhile chop the lettuce rougly, wash and dry.

Put into a bowl with the cheese. and mix

Add the croûton's, bacon and chopped wallnut's

Pour over dressing, mix well and serve.

An ideal side salad or by increasing the lettuce content it makes a great meal in itself served with a chilled Rosé or a white, maybe a Chardonnay.

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