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Cook the Issue 2010: Bibb Salad with Pears, Roquefort, and Pecans

By liamsaunt, member

September 20th, 2010

This is a terrific salad!   Everyone went back for seconds, and my father even had thirds!  I used arugula instead of bibb lettuce since that's what I had in the fridge.  For the pecans, I used a dry caramel technique from Sara Moulton, and added a little cayenne to the caramel also.  Everyone agreed that this is going to be 2010's "go-to" fall salad!

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Comments (6)

user-4713770 writes: Thanks for the info on the walnuts. I have a bunch of little pears from Sam's and this salad is on the menu. I'm hoping for arugula bunches, but we'll see what is available at the store. Posted: 9:17 am on October 2nd

liamsaunt writes: nena69, this recipe is on page 19 of the current issue. It's part of the "What We're Cooking Now" feature.

ICDOCEAN1, I got the caramel technique from the book "Sara Moulton Cooks at Home." Basically you cook sugar in a skillet, stirring just until it starts to melt, then leave it until it turns a deep caramel. Toss your nuts into the skillet, turn out onto parchment paper. That's it! Posted: 7:59 am on September 21st

nena69 writes: Where are the recipes for all of these lovely looking dishes??? Posted: 3:17 pm on September 20th

user-4713770 writes: I forgot to ask about the caramel technique and where to find the recipe. Posted: 9:44 am on September 20th

Pielove writes: I agree, this looks wonderful-- I love pears and blue cheese! Posted: 9:20 am on September 20th

user-4713770 writes: Looks fabulous! I have pears ripening and I will keep this salad in mind. Normally, I am not too into seasonal salads, but the few that I have made have been good and such nice changes that I continue to look for recipes. Thanks for reminding me of this one.

I have made Ina's Chopped Cobb Salad and that is now one of our favorites and DH announced that he likes salad with fruit. Posted: 9:18 am on September 20th

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