Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is Zach Braff's (of Scrubs) favorite salad from The Mermaid Oyster Bar in New York City. Recipe was in Food Network Magazine June 2010. I think some grilled shrimp would be DIVINE on top of this salad!!! I suggest letting the dressing rest for an hour or two to get maximum flavor.
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (OK to sub light)
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- kosher salt (I use seasoning salt or old bay seasoning)
- 6 thick strips smoked bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Make the dressing by whisking the mayo, ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and salt to taste in a small bowl to smooth.
- Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, then transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
- Roughly chop the lettuce, then toss with some of the dressing in a serving bowl. Top with the tomatoes and scallions.
- Scatter the bacon and cheese over the salad; season with pepper and sprinkle with the parsley.
- Serve with more dressing on the side.
I made this for our Saturday night dinner (we had guests over). I did actually make true "wedges" out of the head of iceberg lettuce (6). I prepared the dressing accordingly, and put it into a creamer dish to serve around the table. I used very small crocks (with spoons) to put all the misc. toppings into, and put them all on a 'lazy susan' in the center of the table. That way everyone could assemble their own to their liking. It was such a nice change from not having just a plain old boring salad with bottled dressing and a very pretty presentation using actual "wedges" (restaurant looking), and I placed a wooden pepper mill on the table to really make it "gourmet". Thank you for posting your recipe. (Made for Name That Ingredient tag)
This salad was delicious! It tasted just like it would at a great restaurant! I will definitely use this recipe again!!
Very flavorful...sort of Thousand Island dressing, but better. I might add a couple of extra drops of Worcestershire, but other than that, great the way it is written!!