In a ‘gotta try something new’ state of mind I was browsing the virtual shelves of our online supermarket when I stumbled across something called bresaola. What a find!
If you haven’t done so yet, you should try it (make this recipe). If you have…damn you for keeping it a secret from me! 😉
How would I describe it? Well, it’s air dried, salt beef, served sliced very, veeerry thinly and usually quite simply dressed. At the risk of bringing the wrath of real foodies upon my head for my failure to note all the subtleties, I’d say it’s kinda like a delicious beef version of Parma ham.
Isn’t that colour something special?
10-12 slices bresaola
2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced (skin on)
100-150g gorgonzola (or other blue cheese), cut into chunks/crumbled
1 lemon, juice only
A glug of olive oil
A small knob of butter
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons honey
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Watercress or other edible greenery
A handful of mixed cherry tomatoes
Toss pear slices in a tablespoon or so of the lemon juice.