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Watercress Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Time:55 mins
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Beets with Watercress and Bibb Lettuce

Ingredients
  • 1 bunch medium red beets, trimmed and scrubbed (4 to 6 beets)
  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch (6 ounces) watercress, tough stems trimmed
  • 1 medium head (5 ounces) Bibb lettuce, leaves torn into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Red Snapper Escabeche

Ingredients
  • 6 red snapper fillets (about 2 pounds total), skin removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 8 large shallots (about 10 ounces), sliced into thin rings
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 3 peppers, preferably 1 yellow, 1 red, and 1 orange, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2/3 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce
  • 1 head red-leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup loosely packed watercress
  • 1 pound young string beans, or haricots verts, stems removed
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Melon and Cress Salad

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Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 heads Belgian endive, halved, cored, and sliced
  • 1 bunch watercress, thick stems removed
  • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese (such as Stilton)
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Montpelier Butter

Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 6 spinach leaves, well washed
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch watercress leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chervil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 cornichons, rinsed and chopped
  • 4 salted anchovy fillets, rinsed, soaked in water for 10 minutes, and back bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 hard-cooked large egg yolks
  • 2 large raw egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
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Watercress Salad with Persimmons and Hazelnuts

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut oil
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • 2 bunches watercress, washed and well dried, tough stems removed
  • 4 heads red endive, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium Fuyu persimmons, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 ounces soft, ripened goat cheese, such as Bijou, Humboldt Fog, or Bucheron, cut into 8 wedges
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Greens with Fried Oysters and Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons Pernod
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan, cheese plus more for serving
  • 6 to 8 cups assorted greens, such as arugula, frisee, radicchio, watercress, or mustard
  • 24 Fried Oysters
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Watercress, Endive, and Grilled-Peach Salad

Time:20 mins
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Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Watercress Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled, halved crosswise, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 cups large shreds cooked turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 bunches watercress, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (5 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 radishes, quartered
  • 2 ounces crumbled cotija cheese (1/2 cup), feta cheese, or ricotta salata
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