3.12.2014

Winter Slaw


I know we're all ready for spring, but the truth is there's still no spring vegetables or anything out there. It might feel warmer today, but I'm still in winter eating mode. 

I saw this on a recent rerun of Barefoot Contessa and thought it looked delicious, although it’s possible I was confusing the salad with its creator, Tyler Florence. 
 
Either way, it was simple, not too heavy on the ingredients, and the perfect accompaniment to a light Monday night dinner after boozing and hitting restaurants all weekend. 
 
 
Winter Slaw, from Tyler Florence
Serves 6-8
 
6 oz Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved, cored
6 large kale leaves, rib removed
½ small head radicchio, cored
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup good olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 cup dried cranberries
1 6-oz chunk of good Parmesan cheese*
 
Cut the Brussels sprouts, kale, and radicchio into very thin strips and combine in a bowl. 
 
Whisk together lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Pour on the dressing and add cranberries.
 
Using a vegetable peeler, shave the chunk of Parmesan into thin shards.
 
Toss, and serve relatively soon. This can’t be made in advance as the lemon juice will change the color of the greens.   
 
 
*If it comes in a green can it is NOT good!!! Buy a real chunk of Locatelli, imported from Italy, and grind that shit yourself. Don’t get me started on Parmesan.

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