Is it called an earworm if you get an idea for something you absolutely have to eat from somebody's blog? A mouthworm?
Well, Amy cobbled together a Cobb salad that looked spectacular, and she reasoned that it was seasonal. Why not? Lettuce loves cool weather. Had to have it.
I didn't follow her recipe precisely. Just got the idea, and got brave. With ingredients already on hand.
Interestingly, there's no chicken in Amy's version. Nor was there chicken chez moi. The little kick of meat came from bacon crumbles.
I had to leave out a few things, but subbed in slivers of hard-cooked egg. I will say the blue cheese is imperative. I forgot we had avocados, and, so, no avocados.
I chose square dishes for elegant plating, and lined my ingredients in rectilinear rows. It was pretty cute.
Then I went back and looked at Amy's photo. Damn. What a great photo, first of all. And: her rows of ingredients are compact, tight, beautiful.
Cranky wants to make this again, soon. He doesn't even want to make rows; he's just gonna toss it all together.
A lovely vinaigrette is essential; please make your own.