Really tasty! I used the Pancetta I had on hand. After I fried that I drained the meat and drained the grease as I have memory of Pancetta grease giving off a strong, unfavorable flavor. Hence, I sauteed the onion in a bit of olive oil. Added fresh tomatoes and olives to the grilled Romaine. Served this with a "Spachcock" Chicken we heard was great for our Green Egg. Check out the "Naked Whiz" site!!
Awesome recipe for a salad! So easy when you make the bacon dressing ahead of time. Grilling the lettuce takes just a couple of minutes. I chose to grill the other side too. I put the blue cheese on the table so each person could add their own.
This is truly a barbecue show stopper. The prep on this is make-ahead and easy. At cooking time your guests will stand the around the barbeque staring at you like you are a bit crazy. But just watch their faces as they tuck into this! I used a high end blue cheese and 12 year old balsamic vinegar. The flavour was magnificent. I served it with grilled chicken breasts that I sliced on the diagonal. 5 stars. Easy, Brilliant.
Served this last night with steaks and baked potatoes...wow! This looks beautiful and taste wonderful. I added some chopped black olives. Would be an impressive dish for guests!
I had once prepared a similar bacon and balsamic dressing for spinach salad and really enjoyed it. When AKillian was raving about this recipe in the forums, I decided that I should give this a go, too. Sunday evening, we hosted a casual dinner for some friends with grilled pork loin, Cherry Tomato Salad, Mean Chef's Onion Tart, and this salad. Although some seemed sceptical when I brushed the romaine with olive oil and set it on the grill, everyone raved when they tasted the completed salad. My hubby is not a blue cheese fan, and brushed most of it off of his portion, but I caught him enjoying the total flavor experience, too. We will be making this salad again soon.
I'm a romaine lettuce junkie, and I adore bleu cheese and a good balsamic... so with this recipe, what is not to like? Because I was having it for dinner, served it alongside some garlic chicken breasts and sauteed mushrooms. KEEPER!!!