Lamb’s Lettuce & Crispy Bacon Salad

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


plum tomatoes (yellow and red)
4 bacon strips
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard


Pan fried the bacon strips then set aside to cool.
Trim the lamb’s lettuce.
Cut tomatoes into halves and thinly slice the radishes.
Combine and toss all ingredients in the salad bowl.
Drizzle the dressing and give a final good toss.
Ready to serve.




Something simple, quick, and light that suits my palate would be great. I don’t feel the summer has arrived, so I want to make it feel like one! I question myself when I look at the weather forecast, “Where has the UK’s summer gone??” I probably should put in some effort to understand the term “English Summer” by now. I am not putting in more hope, I will accept the fact that there’s no summer this year as Autumn/Winter Collection has already arrived.

I may sound pathetic. I never have to complain about not seeing the sun for ages but now I am in the position of asking such question. I used to complain how warm it was in Malaysia and I wished we had colder climate. And now, I wish we have warmer climate in the UK. Grass is always greener at the other side!

Gale is probably a word that has never been used in Malaysian weather forecast. I hate the howl of the gale. I hate to be outside when there’s this very strong gust of wind! Could you imagine a day in “summer” with gale that almost blown the newspapers away from my hands when I was reading it in an open space? Even how tidy my hair, it ended up tangled and messy by the time I reached home! Enough of my side of story about how “great” my “summer” is so far….

So, to make it as summery as possible, I opted for some really fresh ingredients. Something that is suitable to create the summer feel. Lamb’s Lettuce is probably one of my favourite leaves in salad. With crispy bacon, I think it makes them perfect match! I ended up with Lamb’s Lettuce & Crispy Bacon Salad.

Lamb’s Lettuce & Crispy Bacon Salad is very easy to prepare, no cooking required except to pan fried the bacon until crispy. I usually trim most of the fat so that it’s less greasy and more healthy.


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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 1:49pm


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