Thursday, September 30, 2010
My first dish for the potluck. The weather was warm so I thought a salad would be a nice light touch. I knew there would be other heavy foods there so this would be a good alternative. One of the most important ingredients in the cobb salad: bacon. I cooked these on a lower heat to render the fat without becoming too crispy. I also boiled some eggs for the salad. And here's the shrimp. Peeled and deveined. Cooked simply with salt, pepper, and oil. With those cooked ingredients, I tossed them with the salad greens, tomatoes, avocado, and blue cheese. The salad came out nice and the blue cheese wasn't very overpowering. However, the warm weather made it looks sadder and sadder as the day went on. Also, the next day, the blue cheese made the salad inedible since it over powered every single thing. Otherwise, I liked this a lot. It didn't require any dressing at all. I let the flavors of the individual ingredients stand out.