green beans salad , bread croutons, hazelnuts, bacon cream, truffle oil
Pork, Vegetables and Fruits, Salted
A great, nourishing salad that will go great with any grilled dish.
IngredientsRecipe for 12 Tapas
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
Preparation time: 60 min
Preheat your Oven at 400 °F
Remove the crust from the bread, cut into medium cubes and then transfer to a mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil, salt and pepper, transfer to a baking sheet and then bake until golden and crispy, roughly 5 minutes. Set aside.
Remove the stems from the green beans, cut into bite sized pieces and then blanch them in salted boiling water until cooked with a light crunch. Roughly 2-3 minutes. Strain and refresh under cold water. Set aside.
Cut the bacon into small sticks for the salad as well as the foam.
Roast the nuts in the oven for 4 minutes and when you remove them, crush them until you reach the desired size.
Finely slice the chives.
Slice the mushrooms.
- La salade
Cook down the bacon sticks for the salad in a hot skillet without oil and then set aside on paper towel to remove excess fat.
In a mixing bowl, combine the green beans, croutons, three quarters of the chives, the nuts, the rendered bacon and a light drizzle of truffle oil.
Taste and lightly season, taking into consideration that the foam will add quite a bit of salt as well.
- The bacon foam
Cut the bacon into small cubes.
In a sauce pot, cook the bacon cubes until slightly caramelized. Add the mushrooms and thyme. Once you have a nice coloration on the mushrooms, add the milk and cream.
Bring to a boil, add the nutmeg and mustard and cook for another 5 minutes on a gently simmer.
With a hand blender, blend the mixture. Season to taste.
Pass the liquid through a fine mesh sieve and then transfer to your siphon. Close and add 2 cartridges of gas.
Set aside in a warm spot or at room temperature.
Split the salad into your serving dishes and top with a nice ball of bacon foam. Sprinkle with chives and serve!
Be careful when seasoning this dish as the bacon will often add quite a bit of salt. You can use whatever type of nuts you prefer.