Chasen's Spinach Salad With French Dressing
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- 1 1⁄2 bunches fresh spinach
- 1⁄3 cup chopped bacon, cooked crisp
- 1⁄2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1⁄2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry English-style mustard
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- Start by making the dressing, in a shaker (such as a jar) dissolve the sugar, salt, pepper and English mustard in vinegar.
- Add in oils, lemon juice, Worcestershire, garlic, Tabasco and white pepper.
- Cover and shake jar vigorously.
- Set the jar aside or chill until needed.
- For the salad, remove stems and wash spinach leaves in several changes of water until there is no trace of sand, dry well.
- Clean mushrooms and cut off stems, thinly slice mushrooms.
- Combine the red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with the French dressing in a cup.
- Place the spinach in a large bowl, tear the large leaves into smaller pieces.
- Add the mushrooms, dressing and bacon.
- Toss to mix, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
- Serve on chilled plates.
- Serve with Chasen's cheese toast.
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I live in a wooded hillside area of Los Angeles where it feels like being out in the country. I grew up in Rhode Island, and came to LA after graduating from URI. I recently retired from my job as an environmental specialist. So now I have time to collect internet recipes. My hobbies & interests are aquatics, shell collecting, my cats, feeding stray cats, home improvement projects and cooking. I love to travel and, years ago, lived in Mexico for several months. My favorite cookbooks are the ones written by Diana Kennedy; they are all great; and I have them all, some signed by her when I was enrolled in her cooking classes. I have a lot of cookbooks; some of my other fave authors and their books are: Madhur Jaffrey (especially World Vegetarian, World of East Vegetarian Cooking and A Taste of the Far East), Faye Levy, Martha Rose Shulman (especially Mediterranean Light, Provencal Light and Mexican Light) and Paula Wolfert.