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Spinach Salad Flambé Recipe

Flaming foods are spectacular and they make for a special meal event. Turn a spinach salad into a show stopping dish.

Spinach Salad Flambé



  1. In a large skillet cook the pancetta over medium heat until just crisp.
  2. Remove the pancetta and drain on a paper towel.
  3. Mix the honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt into the pancetta fat and heat until just boiling.
  4. Place the spinach and mushrooms in a large salad bowl.
  5. Pour the honey mixture over the spinach and mushrooms and toss lightly.
  6. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze over the spinach.
  7. Return the pancetta to the skillet and add the brandy. Heat the brandy over low heat until just warm.
  8. Ignite the brandy and pour over the spinach.
  9. Toss the salad gently and serve immediately.

Note: If you opt to flame the brandy at the table be very careful. Nothing should be over or near the skillet.

If you are concerned about E coli problems related to spinach, you can follow a few precautions to reduce your chances of getting sick.

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