Rocket and Bresaola Salad
If you are lucky enough to have traveled to Italy and eaten in any restaurants there, you will have seen or maybe eaten this salad. It is a mainstay on any menu. So simple yet absolutely delicious. Now I hear you on the Bresaola (cured beef) thing…. where oh where do you pick it up here in Ireland. Believe it or not I got the meat in the picture in Lidl but I have seen it in good supermarkets and delicatessens regularly. You could always improvise and use prosciutto or salami or, as I have said before, your flipping imagination (the roast potatoes pictured are me using mine)
What you need:
1 x packet of fresh rocket leaves (arugula/ruccola for Americans/Italians)
A large piece of Parmesan cheese – No excuses here, we only use Parmigiano Reggiano
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
What you do:
Put the rocket on a big plate, scatter shavings of parmesan on top and arrange the Bresaola in an attractive way. Don’t be whinnying about not being able to display food artistically, of course you can, have confidence and it will do the work for you. Sprinkle with oil and salt and grind the pepper all over. Simple.
I have added many things to this salad to make it my own, examples being semi-sundried tomatoes, yesterdays roast potatoes sliced and crisped in butter or coconut oil or olive oil on a pan, olives etc. Be adventurous.
Eat and enjoy.