We had a lovely, relaxing Christmas in Greenville, ME. Loads of beautiful food, family & friends. Christmas Eve we made Jamie Oliver's Pollo alla Caccatora, an orange almond salad (recipe as follows) & Peroni --italian pilsners. Needless to say, there were absolutely no left-overs. To top it all off, it was a truly beautiful white Christmas.
orange- almond salad with shallot vinaigrette.
2 TBL white wine vinegar
1 small shallot, diced
a pinch of sea salt
1 TBL pure maple syrup
6 TBL extra-virgin olive oil
- Add all ingredients in a jam jar & shake vigorously.
4 cups mixed greens
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 cup mandarin oranges or clementines, chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
a pinch of cracked pepper
- Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Right before serving, drizzle some dressing over the salad & mix. Serve dressing to taste.
Below is my mum's most epic, comforting fresh haddock, baked potatoes & peas. So perfect for a cold, snowy Christmas evening watching the entire second season of Bored to Death.
happy eatings, happy new year & cheers.