Seasonal Winter Salad
From James O'Shea at the West Street Grill
1 Lb Small Potatoes, Boiled till tender sliced into quarter inch rounds
2 fennel Bulbs trimmed and shaved fine or cut into paper thin slices on a mandolin
4 oranges of your choice, peeled off all membrane with a sharp knife sliced crosswise into thin slices
1 small container of arugula or 2 bunches of watercress stems removed
1 bunch of scallion’s roots trimmed and most of the green tops removed, finely diced and rinsed in ice cold water. Drain immediately.
Fresh Fruit of your choice. Pears are good now, Sliced thinly
Nuts of your choice, Macadamia or Cashews
6-7 tablespoons of x.v.o.o.
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or French Lavender Vinegar
(Optional) Tondo, White Balsamic Reduction to drizzle over top of salad
Whisk the vinegar salt and pepper. Add the oil slowly whisking all the while until the dressing is smooth.
Arrange the arugula on a plate place orange slices around and on top. Add some fruit
Spoon some dressing around and over the salad plates. Drizzle with the Tondo Vinegar
Dispense some nuts over the top.
This is a good salad for this time of the year. Full Flavors and a balance of textures.
Does not require much of your time, and is worth the effort.