Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Smoked Salmon Salad with Shaved Fennel and Asian Pear

Found at Costco: Smoked wild Alaskan salmon, Asian pears
Found at the Coop: Fennel bulb, local baby salad greens


Vinaigrette (make first and let sit to blend flavors)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp Meyer lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped fennel (top part)
Freshly ground black pepper

Several handfuls of mixed baby greens
Several slices of smoked salmon per person
½ fennel bulb, shaved, soaked in ice water for 10-20 minutes, drained, and patted dry (I have no idea how you're supposed to shave fennel, so I just quartered the bulb and then used a carrot peeler to shave off thin crescent-shaped slices)
Several small pieces of fennel (top), washed and patted dry
½ Asian pear, sliced fairly thinly

Whisk vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl.

Arrange lettuce in a bed on each plate. Layer shaved fennel over and drizzle lightly with dressing. Fan slices of Asian pear on one side and smoked salmon on the other, drizzle again with dressing, and garnish with fennel sprigs.

Serves 2

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