Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: October 31, 2014
Yield:2-3 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

I looked forward to trying this salad and it did not disappoint. But it is certainly an occasional treat.  I splurged on a small piece of beef tenderloin since I couldn’t find venison. I am sure I could only have got half as much anyway at the same price.  Perhaps an acceptable version could be created with well-tenderized round steak or pot roast.

Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad

Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad

Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad
For marinade
1/4 cup/60ml water
1/4 cup/60 ml soy sauce
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. minced ginger root
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil

1/2 lb/250 g venison or beef tenderloin, cut 3/4”/2 cm. thick
1/4 lb./125 g linguine
2 cups/500ml broccoli florets, blanched and cooled

Combine marinade ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until about half of the liquid evaporates.
Add the sesame oil to the sauce and stir.  Set aside.

Sprinkle the venison or beef with coarsely ground black pepper.
Grill on both sides until medium done.
Slice thinly and add to sauce.
Refrigerate an hour or more.

Cook linguine. In a separate pot, blanch the broccoli. Let both cool.
When ready to serve, combine meat with sauce, linguine and broccoli.
Garnish with chopped onion and toasted sesame seeds.

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Artichoke and Rice Salad

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: October 20, 2014
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 10-15 minutes to put together. Allow time to chill.

Prior preparation needed:
Cook rice & cool

A very interesting main-dish salad. Most of my life I have only known artichokes only in pickled form. It is nice now to be able to find canned artichokes for a dish like this. Unfortunately I did not have wild rice on hand. It would have made the dish even more attractive and appetizing.

Artichoke & Rice Salad

Artichoke & Rice Salad

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Poppy Seed Dressing

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: March 9, 2014
Yield: 1 1/3 cups
Time needed: less than 5 minutes

This is a nice spicy-sweet salad dressing which I like very much.  Today I poured it over a salad of potatoes, hard-boiled eggs and greens.

Poppy Seed Dressing on Potato Salad

Poppy Seed Dressing on Potato Salad

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Belgian Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried: September 19, 2016
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

Prior preparation needed (optional)
Hard boil eggs if using for garnish.

This is a lovely combination of Belgian endive, watercress and oranges that is very quick to put together.

Belgian Salad

Belgian Salad

Belgian Salad
4 medium size Belgian endive separated into leaves
1 large bunch watercress, stems trimmed off
2 navel oranges, peeled, pith removed, sliced into rounds and cut into small pieces.
2 shallots, finely chopped

Dressing
1/2 cup fruity extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp raspberry scented vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Optional garnish
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

Combine salad ingredients in a good size salad bowl and toss lightly.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients until thickened and pour over salad.
Toss gently to coat.
Sprinkle with chopped eggs if desired.
Serve immediately.

Cucumber Tomato Relish

Source: Simply in Season
Made: October 20, 2013
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes but allow an hour to chill

I am not sure why this recipe is called a relish.  It’s really a straightforward salad with a choice of oil & vinegar or sour cream dressing.  Contributor says it is delicious with grilled meats.

Cucumber Tomato Relish

Cucumber Tomato Relish

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Taco Salad

Source: : More-With-Less Cookbook
Date tried: November 3, 2012
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 15 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Cook kidney beans

This is a hearty main-dish salad Mexican style.  Frying up the tortillas at home is easy. I enjoyed this combination of flavours and textures very much.

 

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

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