Luxembourg salad from The Silver Palate Gift Set (2 Volumes) (page 303) by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

  • salad greens
  • chervil
  • chives
  • garlic
  • parsley
  • tarragon
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • bacon
  • stale bread
  • blue cheese

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  • Eat Your Books

    See recipe for suggested varieties of salad greens.

  • CGNE on December 10, 2011

    The recipe indicates that it makes six servings so I scaled back the ingredients to approximately one sixth as I was making it for myself alone. Therefore, the proportions (an thus the flavor impressions) may be a little different if you can make the full recipe. I served the salad with Col Solare 2007 red wine (a very nice Cabernet sauvignon-based blend from the Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker). The bacon, blue cheese and croutons were the predominant tastes in the salad and paired very well with the wine unlike the usual green salad which would conflict with the wine. The salad was sufficient for a whole meal. A cautionary note: watch the bacon lardons closely as they crisp up very quickly and could easily burn if you turn away for just a second at the wrong time. Rich Huhn CGNE

  • CGNE on December 10, 2011

    The Luxembourg Salad was not exaclty what I was expecting, although I thoroughly enjoyed it when I tasted it. It is not a light appetizer salad as you might think on quick review of the ingredients and procedures. The meat (bacon) and fat content are higher than what we are used to eating since the '90s (the cookbook copyright is 1984 and culinary tastes have lightened up considerably since then). It also has bread squares sauteed in the bacon fat and blue cheese which are both delicious but very highly caloric. I used Olivia's Spring Mix with Herbs which I think closely approximates the salad greens that are specified but would not contain the chickory. I also could not find chervil but the fresh parsley, chives and tarragon gave the Luxembourg dressing a really nice herbal character that was not overpoweringly "green." CONTINUED IN NEXT NOTE

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