Friday, March 13, 2009

On the Menu Tonight - Happy Friday!!

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Wheat Berry Salad with Bacon
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Ingredients
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Serves 4
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1 cup wheat berries
kosher salt and pepper
1/2 cup pecan halves (about 2 ounces)
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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Directions
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1. In a large saucepan, combine the wheat berries, 4 quarts water, and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Cook until tender but still slightly chewy, about 1 hour. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
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2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350° F. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, tossing occasionally, until fragrant and toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Roughly chop the nuts.
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3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes.
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Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. When cool, crumble and add to the wheat berries, along with the pecans, cherries, parsley, shallots, oil, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir gently to combine.
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Nutritional Information
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Calories 442
Fat 22g
Sat Fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Sodium 466mg
Fiber 12g
Sugar 8g
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P.S. Happy Friday the 13th!!
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7 comments:

Krissy said...

YUM! Happy Friday- have a great weekend dear.

Honeygo Beasley said...

Yey for fibre! Good choice. Enjoy the weekend...

Content in a Cottage said...

Sabina, That looks delicious. I think I could eat the whole thing.
Enjoy your weekend. ♥Rosemary

Linda Lou said...

Healthy and delicious for a Friday night supper-YUM!! We had stir fried veggies, chicken and brown rice- and watched MILK!! Great film.

jenjen said...

What delicious and healthy dinner. Sounds wonderful!

XOXO
Jen

Marnie said...

howdy sabina - you won one of my frames over at pve design - what a coincidence! i found your blog thru Hidden in France- corine thought i would like your blog and i do - we have left comments back and forth - around and around the blog wheel goes. I hope you like the frame

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

This sounds and looks delicious!

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