Serving suggestions
To drink...
Pinot Grigio 'Lis Neris' 2000,
Pecorari - Grave del Friuli, Italy

Cesconi Chardonnay 1999 - Trentino, Italy

A reasonably 'fat' Pinot Grigio or a light Italian Chardonnay will keep you refreshed and handle the pancetta.

Happy Days with The Naked Chef


Srummy warm rocket salad

Warm salads can be blooming amazing or a complete disaster. First, you have got to get your hungry guests around the table before you plate up, so as soon as their bums are on the chairs, you are tossing the warm ingredients in with the rocket leaves. Boom, boom, boom on a plate and it's in front of them.

Serves 4

Peel, halve and quarter 2 medium red onions, then quarter again, to give you 8 pieces from each onion. Heat a frying pan and fry off 8 whole rashers of pancetta or smoked streaky bacon until crisp. Remove, add a couple of lugs of olive oil to the pan, and add 4 sprigs of thyme, the onions and a good handful of pinenuts with a pinch of salt. Toss around and fry on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until caramelized and sweet (not black!). Put your pancetta or bacon back into the pan, toss around, then throw everything into a salad bowl with 4 big handfuls of rocket or any nice salad leaves. Drizzle generously with balsamic vinegar - this will make a natural dressing as it mixes with the olive oil. Serve with some shaved Parmesan over the top - you can use a potato peeler to do this. Munch away.

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Scrummy Warm Rocket Salad

Seared Salmon with Radicchio, Pancetta, Pinenuts and Balsamic Vinegar

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