Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Raspberry Salad... Cool, Luscious

Looks lovely, tastes light and delicious and you will enjoy it .

you will need to have :
1 1/4cup of raspberries
1/4 c. of walnut oil or olive oil
the grated rind of one orange
1 teaspoon of honey
3 Tablespoons of raspberry vinegar(if you cant find kosher, just flavor vinegar with raspberries for a couple days well)
fresh ground pepper
a cup of walnuts that are chopped well and lightly toasted at 350°F for about 5 minutes
Watercress with stems removed ( you can use any green you wish)
lightly cooked asparagus
thin sliced red onion.

You must put the raspberries through a seive and then into a jar to make the dressing.
Now add the oil, the orange rind, the flavored vinegar, honey and pepper and shake up very well.

Place your greens into a serving bowl and toss with the dressing.
Arrange the sliced asparagus in a pleasing manner , and garnish with extra whole raspberries, walnut pieces and sliced red onion.

This is lovely alone, or served with grilled chicken, beef or even a pasta dish.

Raspberry Vinegar:

2 cups white wine vinegar
1 lb. raspberries
2 Tablespoons super fine sugar
Bring the vinegar to a boil.
Crush the raspberries and pour a little of the boiling vinegar on them to thin. Put the crushed raspberries in a wide mouth, sterilized jar.
Add the sugar and the rest of the vinegar.
Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then seal and place in a cool place for 10 days. Filter the vinegar through a cheesecloth or paper coffee filter into decorative jars.
Slide 2 or 3 whole raspberries into the bottles. Keep stored in a cool, dark place.

Tutti a tavola ! buon appetito!

Buon Appetito!


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