Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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How To

A Recipe You’ll Love…

Transport your dinner guests to the Italian Riviera with a dish they will love, recreate L’Americano Espresso Bar’s Signature Salad at home.

Featuring pieces of pan-fried pancetta, bursts of fresh citrus fruit and mint; each bite is salty, tangy and absolutely moreish. All of our dishes delicately balanced, prepared fresh and made with love.

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L’Americano Signature Salad

Serves Two

 

For the salad:

120g mixed salad leaves

30g blood orange (if not in season, orange is a suitable alternative)

30g Danish feta

20g pancetta

20g walnuts

small handful of picked mint leaves

20g cherry tomatoes cut into quarters

¼ of a fennel bulb finely shaved

fresh Parmesan cheese to taste

15g pickled Spanish onion

 

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon sea salt

3 tablespoons of olive oil

 

Method:

1.  Cut pancetta into long strips. Using a hot fry pan add a drizzle of olive oil and fry until the pancetta is crisp.

2. Place pancetta strips aside on a plate to cool and pat off any excess oil with paper towel.

3. Once the pancetta strips have cooled, place these in a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients. Toss the salad to combine.

4. Make the salad dressing in a small bowl, combine lemon juice, Dijon mustard, pepper, salt and olive oil.

5. Drizzle salad dressing onto your salad to taste.

6. To finish use a Microplane to shave fresh parmesan on top.

7. Pair with a nicely chilled glass of Prosecco and enjoy!

 

Alison L

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