- 2 bunches broccoli
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 6 slices bacon
- 1/2 small red onion, chopped fine
- 1 cup raisins
Cut off the broccoli heads, and separate into small florets.
Steam in a microwave for four minutes. Bite a piece. it should be crispy-tender and bright green. Microwave for 1 minute at a time for 1 or 2 minutes more if required. Dump immediately into icy cold water to stop the cooking process. Remove into a colander and set aside to drain.
Put cooking oil in a skillet. Chop bacon into tiny cubes and saut?on medium heat until crispy. Drain and spread onto a paper towel to blot grease. (You may fry bacon whole if you wish, drain, cool and then crumble fine.)
Make up the dressing. Add the chopped onion, crumbled bacon and raisins to the dressing and mix well.
If you have a salad strainer, spin broccoli to remove more water. Place broccoli in a bowl, pour *dressing over it and mix lightly.
Refrigerate for 3 hours or more to chill and develop the flavors. This salad will keep well in the refrigerator for three days.
*Dressing can be found in Soups/Sauces/Dressings
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 3 tablespoon flour
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon onion juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 2-ounce can mushrooms
- 3/4 cup liquid
- 18 medium boiled shrimp
- 1 1/2 pints medium oysters
- Parmesan cheese
To make sauce, melt butter and add flour, garlic, onion juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed and liquid. Add mushrooms and shrimp. Cook until thickened. Put oysters in saucepan and simmer just until edges curl. Drain. Put oysters on cleaned oyster shells. Cover each with sauce mixture. Sprinkle each with cheese. Place on tray covered with rock salt. Broil for about 5 minutes or until bubbly.