Smoked Salmon Endive Salad

Endive is a member of the chicory family which gives the salad a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor with a pleasantly mild bitterness.

Smoked Salmon Endive Salad

Cedar Oak Farms
Course Salad
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard seeds
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Salad:

  • 3 heads Belgian endive (cored and thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup arugula lettuce
  • 1 Anjou pear (cored and thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup red grapes (thinly sliced)
  • 12 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1/2 cup black walnut pieces
  • Olive oil (for drizzling)
  • Flaky salt (like Cedar Oak Farms Smoked Sea Salt, for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Using six salad plates divide and layer as follows: Start with the endive, add a few pieces of arugula, some slices of pear, followed by some grape slices. Top with some of the salmon, dividing evenly among the plates. Drizzle some of the dressing over each salad. Garnish with the walnuts, a drizzle of olive oil, and some of the flaky salt.
Keyword Fish & Seafood, Salad

Raspberries & Pecans French Toast

Wake the house up with this decadent Raspberry Pecan French Toast! Soaked in an egg and cream mixture, filled with pecans, raspberries, and a hint of cinnamon. It bakes up fluffy and delicious.

Raspberry & Pecan French Toast

Cedar Oak Farms
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar + 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups of half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 – 14 slices day old bread

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl mix the raspberries with the 1 cup sugar add the pecans. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, and eggs. Stir in half-and-half and vanilla.
  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Layer the pan with thick slices of day-old bread. Any bread you have on hand and need to use up is good. I am using French bread in this recipe.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over bread gently lifting the sides to let the bread soak up all the egg mixture. You want all this pooled egg mixture to soak into the bread and absorb all those wonderful flavors.
  • Turn the bread once or twice and let sit about 20 – 30 minutes until there is no more liquid on the bottom of the pan. You can refrigerator overnight as well.
  • Gently spoon the raspberry and pecan mixture over the top of the bread. I only use the sugar that glazed over the berries and discard the rest.
  • Place in a preheated 375°F oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite maple syrup or drizzle a powdered sugar glaze over the top.
Keyword Bread