Sunday, 2 November 2008

Waldorf Salad & Port

I haven't yet planned what to do for dinner tomorrow, but I felt I needed something light and crispy to accompanied whatever I may decide to make, so I needed versatility and flavour.

At the same time I wanted to give something to my sister to try something new that she had not tried yet, as she just came from Portugal a few weeks ago. At this moment celery popped up to my mind and instantly salad, what better than Waldorf salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 celery heart
  • 2 apples (green is better, as sourness is needed )
  • 1 hand full of raisins
  • 100grs walnuts
  • 1 soup spoon of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 glug of port wine
  • 4 soup spoons of mayonnaise
  • juice of one half of lemon
After washing well, thinly slice the celery sticks into a bowl, then peal quarter and thinly slice the apples, after that break the walnuts into small pieces and put the raisins in too.
At this point add the rest the sugar, lemon juice, port wine & salt and pepper, mix all very well, place it in a glass or ceramic container and refrigerate for 12 hours, I feel this is important as it allows some juices to blend into the sauce, give it a stir prior to serving to blend in the flavour and serve it with your main dish or eat it on it's own. As an accompaniment should be enough for 8 people.


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Rico said...

Thank you Octavio, your comment is really appreciated.

allenooi said...

Hi Rico, I am still in your site! I am at work at the moment and was a bit busy. I will definitely read through it when I was free.

BTW, Thanks so much for dropping by and left comment! You have a nice recipe blog. :)

Rico said...

Thank you Allenooi.. that was very nice of you...hope you will enjoy cooking some of the recipes here..happy blogging

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely salad recipe, I want to make it.Thanks.

Thanks for the lovely comment.I am sure u daughter will enjoy the curry.

Dragonlife said...

Dear Rico!
Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
What I like best about your blog is that you keep your recipes easy and practical, essentially for family affairs!
I'm sure you provide loads of ideas to loads of people!
Looking forward to visiting you again!
Cheers and all that,

Rico said...

Thank you pearls of east, so nice to have people appreciating food for its simplicity and taste..and thank you too Dragonlife, you hit the nail on the head I try to assemble foods that are family orientated easy to make healthy and economical as the credit crunch is affecting us all, even without it life is hard so why make meals time complicated...we want nice colourful food that looks nice tastes nice and is light on the pocket...thank you for your lovely comments...keep coming.

Chef E said...

What a great pairing! I love it once again...and who would not like your post you are so creative and approachable! I do mean this in all my sincerity my cooking friend :)

Ricardo said...

Chef E. I felt the same, that port and this particular salad really go well together. I would like to thank you for your comment, and even though I don't really know you, I feel like I do and therefore, I know the sincerity of your comments...As to my creativity I try, but I feel I haven't got quite there, but I will continue to strive to get better and better. However is my perspective and other people's will differ... Thank you ever so much. Your friend Rico :)


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