Friday, February 17, 2012

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigreete

This is a wonderful salad...you can't go wrong with bacon, onion, blue cheese and romaine!

Serves (6)
4 T. extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 lb. bacon, 1/4 inch dice
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 romaine lettuce heads, cores removed and leafy ends trimmed, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
 Freshly cracked black pepper

  1. Preheat a grill to high
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the onion and bacon and cook until bacon is crispy. Remove onion and bacon from pan. Add the balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the skillet and reduce for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Brush the romaine with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on the grill cut-side down and quickly sear until grill marks are visible. Set aside
  4. For each serving, place a half head of romain cut-side up on a plate and drizzle with the balsamic dressing. Sprinkle with blue cheese and top with bacon and onion. Season with freshly cracked black pepper.

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