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“The Salad Chef Speaks, Part XXXIII: while it might not yet be summer, nevertheless, Chef MacDougal comes up with a Brilliant and Delicious Summer Salad—perfect for May onwards!” by Chef Murph MacDougal

 
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Today’s album is Frank Zappa’s twenty-fifth solo album , “Frank Zappa meets the Mothers of Prevention,” came out in 1985 once more is another exciting album by one of Rock-and-Roll’s most unique and greatest musicians!  Once more, Frank delivers the goods and boy, what goods they are; it is one of his best works of the 1980’s which means you need to buy it now!  I suggest that you take the link posted above, go to Amazon.com and buy it post haste!  You are going to be glad that you did!               



 
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THE SALAD CHEF SPEAKS, PART XXXIII

 



The Salad Chef Speaks, Part XXXIII: while it might not yet be summer, nevertheless, Chef MacDougal comes up with a Brilliant and Delicious Summer Salad—perfect for May onwards!” by Chef Murph MacDougal



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Bakersfield, CA, 03-01-2013 F: Friday has finally arrived which means, it’s all downhill from here, which is good!  Welcome to the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, the place where we cover the topics of importance that all of us need more than anything now what with the present government we have.  At some point, another president like Abraham Lincoln is going to come along and it is my hope that 2016 is going to be a watershed year for the conservatives of the United States.  I recall reading my history, that when Abraham Lincoln won the election and what with Jefferson Davis being elected to lead the confederacy, the fifteenth president of the United States, James Buchanan, stood on the steps of the White House and told the listeners, “I am the last President of the United States.”  He felt that the Confederacy would soon beat the United States and that Lincoln would be lucky to escape with his life.  Well, it did not quite work out that way but now more so than ever; this country is in danger of disappearing, of splintering into disparate groups due to the machinations of the Democrats under President Obama.  I am a Libertarian but I am no fool, if we had someone like Mitt Romney in the White House right now, I think the nation would be struggling to regain its way down the precarious path upon which it’s been the past four years.   How could someone like Barack Obama ever have been elected to the greatest office in the Free World when he had Reverend Jeremiah Wright in his closet along with a whole bunch of other unsavory individuals tagging along?  The man lives and breathes the policies of Saul Alinsky, he is a danger to the nation and quite possibly the world but to criticize him means one risks being labeled a “racist,” something that shuts up many a brave man.  This Manchurian Candidate is running rampant all over the Constitution and I ask you, how are you liking things now, what with gas prices rising, unemployment increasing because of the flood of illegals who soon will possess the right to vote, this is a dangerous time!  
President James A. Buchanan, 15th President of the United States
Okay, something else I must crow about is the fact that AM 1560 Radio in Bakersfield, California, one of the businesses we regularly promote finally listened to us and got rid of that obnoxious, overblown, blathering idiot, Ralph Bailey, thank God for small favors!  In fact, we are going to promote them even more in the attempt to make that wonderful Jaz McKay a national radio host on the level of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity.  He has more talent than either Mr. Beck or Mr. Hannity and certainly beats the hell out of the ignorant fool, Michael Savage, you know, the host of the “Savage Nation” syndicated radio show.  Mr. McKay has more ability in one drunken finger than does most of the rest of the folks on talk radio and it’s about time that the leftists in Maine had the opportunity to hear as much as the ones living in Santa Barbara, California.  When the clarion call of freedom blazes across the airwaves, are we not wrong to deny the rest of the world the opportunity to hear it, you know, sort of like “Radio Free Bakersfield” broadcasting the world?  It is important that we begin broadcasting the honest-to-God truth to the rest of the world, to let them know that “Yes, there are still folks with the spirit of Paul Revere living here, we are alive and well, yes, we may be buried with illegal aliens, we may be overwhelmed by crime, but by God, we still fight for freedom!”  Join us, help us promote Jaz McKay, to make him into the greatest of the greats, there is still time to do it and now without that pompous racist fool, Ralph Bailey wasting three hours of valuable time every day, we finally have an opportunity to spread the word!
Jaz McKay: Bakersfield's very own Talk Radio Host- should be nationwide!
Today, we are making another fine salad, it is a good one, I assure you, sort of like some of the previous ones and sort of not.  There are so many good things with which, the modern day chef has the opportunity to work and that is precisely what it’s about: offering unique, timeless, and delicious recipes that you can take and make your own.  Virtually everyone has most if not all of these ingredients on hand at any given time and when you add another buck to your side salads, it quickly pays itself back.  Please, take a chance, try different things, get away from making boring bleu cheese salads, we do magical things when we combine fruit and vegetables together!  Here it is:

(#1745-E) SUMMER SALAD
For me, making salads has always been a joy, I mean, it is good having fun doing something that not many other people enjoy doing.  Most chefs cannot wait until the moment they escape out of the pantry and move on to bigger and better things but to me, I enjoy creating works of art, hearing comments from both the servers and the customers saying how “beautiful” it is makes me happy.  There is nothing better than combining the God-given ingredients placed here on earth for us to use and this salad, my “summer salad,” is among the all-time best ones I have ever served and I think you will agree once you make it yourself! 

 

Yield:  four salads / Mis-en-place: 30-40 minutes prep-time; serving time: 8-10 minutes
 

 

Qty.
Measure
Item
Other
1
Head
Iceberg lettuce, cleaned, trimmed, and chopped; rinsed
1
Head
Romaine lettuce, cleaned, trimmed, and chopped; rinsed
1
Basket
Fresh strawberries, rinsed
 
4
Each
Kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
 
1
Medium
Carrot, peeled, trimmed, and ripple-cut
 
1
Large
Orange, peeled, segmented, and seeded;
 
1
Large
Nectarine, peeled, pitted, and sliced
 
2
Ribs
Celery, cleaned, Chinese (angular) cut;
 
1
Cup
Thompson seedless grapes, halved
 
1-2
Each
Scallions, cleaned and oriental-cut
 
Russian salad dressing of choice
 
Splenda, sugar-based sweetener
 
4
Each
Parsley sprigs
Rinsed
Freshly minced parsley flakes
Rinsed and dried

 

Method:

1.     Mis-en-place: have everything ready with which to work! Clean the lettuces by trimming them of any unsightly leaves, removing the cores, keeping the better-looking leaves of the romaine and then chopping both the iceberg and the remaining romaine into salad-cut.  Soak both the reserved outer leaves and the lettuces in ice water for at least 20-30 minutes; then, drain the water, shake dry, and then spin-dry in a salad spinner until ALL liquid is removed; set aside in the refrigerator.
2.     Rinse the strawberries, picking through and discarding any blemished or fuzzy ones, then hull them, rinse them, and if necessary, spin them dry in the salad spinner, too; then place in a pan and keep refrigerated until called for later but first sprinkle with Splenda.
3.     Next, peel the kiwifruit, taking care to select only those that are ripe; never pick firm ones as the flavor is horrible and they are difficult to chew.  Slice them into thin slices, place in a tray, and refrigerate.
4.     Peel and trim the carrot; then, holding firm, angular-ripple-cut it into thin slices; then, place into a small container of cold water and set aside.
5.     Peel the orange, separate it into segments, then slice the segments into halves; set aside until needed by keeping in a small pan, refrigerated.
6.     Likewise, clean the nectarine first taking care to select ripe ones, not OVERLY ripe but never firm, rock hard fruit.  Peel it, remove the pit, slice into slices, sprinkle with Splenda and then place them into a pan and keep refrigerated.
7.     Clean the celery, then holding firm with a sideways grip (holding with your left hand, place the depression facing to the left), slice it into angular slices that have that “oriental” appearance; place into a small pan of water and refrigerate.
8.     Clean the grapes and slice into halves. 
9.     Trim and rinse the scallions, then holding firm, slice them in angular slices long and loose, so they have that oriental look, too; keep refrigerated in a pan.
10. Have Russian dressing ready, either homemade or store-bought; keep it chilled.
11. Have the other remaining ingredients ready for use.
12. At serving time, use nothing but chilled salad plates.  Place a foundation of romaine lettuce then top with a mound of mixed romaine and iceberg lettuces.  Next, place the individual ingredients (strawberries, kiwifruit, carrots, celery, oranges, and nectarines) in alternating miniscule mounds, then top with scallions, grapes, parsley flakes, and dressing.  Finally dust with additional Splenda to add additional sweetener and then sprinkle with freshly minced parsley flakes.  Your salads are now ready to tray out to the guests accompanied by fresh warm bread, butter, and extra dressing in goosenecks.
This is a beautiful salad, what can I say, it is as artistic as the artist making it and all I can say is that the guests are going to be delighted when they see it placed before them.  Would you like to learn how to make a passable Russian Salad Dressing? If so, here is a good one, one we frequently use here at the AICP-END in our shared community of recipes:

(#0442) RUSSIAN SALAD DRESSING #1

 
Every restaurant typically has bleu cheese, Thousand Island, and vinegar and oil dressing on their menus and salad bars but Russian is one that we seldom see.  Why is that, one might ask?  Well, it is a bit more complicated than making any of the others and requires a bit of knowledge that most kitchen managers and food-and-beverage managers have no experience.  Therefore, those in the know will have something unique and different from their competitors and this dressing will do just that—make you stand out from the pack!  It is spicy, sweet, has a bit of zest and will delight your tantalized taste buds.
Yield:  about 5 cups  / Mis-en-place: 5-7 minutes:
 

 

Qty.
Measure
Item
Other
5
Cups
Catsup
 
5
Cups
White vinegar
 
.5
Cup
Vegetable oil
 
.125
Cup
Granulated sugar
 
1
Tablespoon
Kosher salt
 
1.5
Teaspoons
Granulated onion
 
1
Tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce
 
1
Tablespoon
Minced celery
 
.75
Teaspoon
Black pepper
 

 

Method:

1.     Mis-en-place: have everything ready with which to work! Blend everything with the use of an electric mixer equipped with a whip attachment.  Scrape the sides and whip until smooth.  Transfer to a sanitized, airtight container equipped with a tight-fitting lid.  Label, date, and refrigerate.  Keep for no longer than 14 days; afterwards, begin fresh.
This is a good Russian Salad Dressing recipe, basic, simple, and tasty.  Keep this recipe on hand; you are going to use it many times. Enjoy!

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Several things to say: first, we must thank AM 1560 Radio in Kern County for ridding us of that baboon, Ralph Bailey, praise the Lord!  Second, we must push Google Blogger to please fix the problem they make us labor under, it is simply too much for us to struggle, and I assure you and three: buy some Mothers of Invention and Frank Zappa albums today as we promote nothing but the best.  We also have offered at various times albums by Savoy Brown, Ten Years After, Fleetwood Mac, you name it; we have offered it so please search the tags for your favorite rock and roll bands from the old days!                                                                                   
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Anyhow, let us close with this impassioned plea—please leave some comments and/or become a follower and why not spend some money and purchase an album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and/or buy a cookbook from Amazon.com—we want to make some money here so help us out by buying something!  Allied with them, we are pleased to market their merchandise!  Amazon.com is one of the greatest—if not the ultimate greatest!—online department stores in which, one can find almost everything on the planet.  We love them and they love us and we want all of you to visit them daily, take advantage of their deals on everything from kitchen equipment to cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, and everything else a person could want.  Everything you buy from them puts money into our pockets, which allows us to keep this fine blog up-and-running 24/7/365!  God bless America and God bless Amazon.com!

Thank you, my friends!

Murph MacDougal

Murph MacDougal

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This is a picture of me when I was a young chef in the kitchen back in 1975. I apprenticed underneath my father and spent six years working for him in his British-Irish Restaurant in Fresno, California. I later moved to Frazier Park, California, and spent quite a few years working in the area and that is where I met Stinkbug. Anyhow, I am now working at a country club over on the coast near San Luis Obispo.

Chef Murph MacDougal writes from San Luis Obispo, California.

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