Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck
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Total:
45 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

Spago House Salad Dressing:
Spiced Caramelized Pecans:

Directions

Cut the apple into quarters, remove the stem and the seeds, and cut into very thin slices. Sprinkle lemon juice over the slices and set aside. 

When ready to serve, in a salad bowl, combine the apple, spinach, radicchio, and blue cheese. Season lightly with salt and pepper and toss with the dressing. Adjust seasoning to taste. 

To serve, divide the salad among 4 plates and sprinkle the pecans around each salad.

Spago House Salad Dressing:

In a small bowl, whisk together the shallots and the mustard. Whisk in the vinegars, and then the olive and vegetable oils. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate until needed. 

Yield: 1 1/4 cups 

Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck, "Adventures in the Kitchen", Random House, 1991

Spiced Caramelized Pecans:

In a deep-fryer or a deep pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees F. (A deep-frying thermometer can be clipped to the side of the pan so that you can tell when the proper temperature has been reached). 

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add the pecans and boil for 2 minutes. Drain in a large strainer, shaking off all excess water. Sprinkle the salt and cayenne pepper over the nuts and then coat with the confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, allowing the sugar to melt into the pecans. Toss the nuts by shaking the strainer, adding a little more sugar each time, until all the sugar is used and all the nuts are coated. Do not use hands or a spoon to toss. The nuts should have a glaze of sugar. 

Carefully add the nuts to the heated oil, keeping the oil at 350 degrees F. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon to a baking tray to cool. 

Yield: 2 cups 

Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck, "Pizza, Pasta & More!," Random House, 2000

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