Pork and Roasted Strawberry Salad Recipe
Strawberries are not usually used with savory dishes but I've been trying to work them in more to take advantage of the large quantity available in spring. For this recipe I roast the strawberries then puree them to form a sweet and tangy salad dressing. I serve it over a pulled pork and arugula salad.
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Pork and Roasted Strawberry Salad Ingredients
Because they use modernist ingredients, these amounts for this component are given in metric by weight. Learn more about how to measure modernist ingredients in this article.
20g brown sugar
12g balsamic vinegar
60g olive oil
0.6g xanthan, 0.2%
Pulled pork or thinly cut pork
Fresh strawberries, cut in half
Pecans, roughly diced
Blue cheese crumbles
Pork and Roasted Strawberry Salad Instructions
Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C).
Toss the strawberries with the sugar then place on roasting or sheet pan. Roast the strawberries until they soften and just start to take on a little color, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Remove the strawberries from the oven and pour into a blender or food processor. Add the balsamic vinegar, honey, water, olive oil, and xanthan gum then process until smooth. The dressing will last in the refrigerator for several days.
Place the arugula on a plate and top with the pulled pork and a few strawberries. Drizzle some of the strawberry dressing over the salad then top with the pecans, some blue cheese, and the lemon zest.
This article is by me, Jason Logsdon. I'm an adventurous home cook and professional blogger who loves to try new things, especially when it comes to cooking. I've explored everything from sous vide and whipping siphons to pressure cookers and blow torches; created foams, gels and spheres; made barrel aged cocktails and brewed beer. I have also written 10 cookbooks on modernist cooking and sous vide and I run the AmazingFoodMadeEasy.com website.
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