Monday, March 16, 2009

Pancetta Ceasar Salad

12 pancetta rounds

1 1/2 c. curly endive

1 cup romaine

1/8 c. Caesar dressing ( I use Brianna's asiago Caesar dressing)

1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

Roughly chop lettuces, add dressing and toss together until all leaves are coated. Set aside in the fridge. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place pancetta on baking sheet and bake approximately 6-8 minutes until crispy and browned. Remove from oven and set 3 pancetta rounds to a plate. Top pancetta with a small amount of lettuce mixture, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cut small cubes from garlic bread and place on salad. ( Thyme garlic bread recipe to follow)

Thyme garlic bread

4 cibatta rolls cut in half

4 Tbsp. butter

2 cloves of garlic minced

4 springs of thyme finely chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

Melt butter. Add garlic, thyme, and salt to melted butter. Spoon over each half of cibatta. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Cut into strips.


Anonymous said...

Love the idea of pancetta for the ceasar salad. What a lovely presentation!

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Chef E said...

Oh I love these tid bits! I will have to pull out a ceasar salad I used to win a contest Dallas they have Ceasar Salad Contest, and the chefs are featured in the local papers...another idea for school, also you should question me for ideas, I worked for my culinary school for two years and that is what I was in charge of student projects!

Oh BTW I hope you realized I loved the beets, I laugh when they say things are collarless shirts on men, you know the white on pen strip and solid cotton...pooey on them!

Joie de vivre said...

Your platings are so simple and lovely! That's something I need to work on.

Sara said...

This looks so good, I love pancetta. I can imagine how good it would be in a caesar salad!

Donna-FFW said...

This loooks just gorgeous!! I love your photos and the pancetta idea is brilliant!

Reeni♥ said...

Such a beautiful presentation! I love the idea of the pancetta rounds, sound delicious!

Talita said...

The salad and bread looks delish!

Claire said...

Oh man. Now I'm starving!