*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Warm Broccoli Mushroom Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Nathalie Dupree, Quick Meals For Busy Days
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Dupree                           Salad
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          broccoli florets -- fresh or frozen
    3      slices        bacon -- cut in small pieces
      3/4  cup           onion -- finely chopped
    2      tablespoons   raspberry vinegar
    8      ounces        fresh white mushrooms -- sliced
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
 
 In a medium saucepan bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add about 12 ounces
 broccoli; return water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered, until
 crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes; drain; set aside. In a large non-stick skillet over
 medium-high heat cook bacon until nearly crisp, about 4 minutes. Add onion;
 cook, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender and bacon is crisp, 3
 to 4 minutes. Stir in vinegar; cook, stirring constantly, until vinegar is
 reduced by half, about 30 seconds. Add (about 2 1/2 cups) mushrooms, salt and
 reserved broccoli; toss to coat. Serve immediately while slightly warm.
 
 Yields 4 to 6 portions; 6 cups
 Variation - substitute balsamic vinegar.
 
 Nathalie Dupree Loves Fresh Mushrooms For Quick Meals
 
 Nathalie Dupree’s new cookbook “Nathalie Dupree Cooks Quick
 Meals For Busy Days” (Clarkson Potter,February, 1996), is filled with
 simple yet elegant “rush hour” recipes and time-savings tips.
 
 To clean mushrooms: Put mushrooms in a plastic bag with two tablespoons of
 flour or baking soda, fill the bag 3/4 full of cold water, then quickly shake
 and drain. The mushrooms come out free of soil and need only to be patted dry
 with a towel.
 
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 NOTES : One of Nathalie’s speedy favorites is Warm Broccoli Mushroom
 Salad, a colorful melange she serves as a side dish, or on a bed of
 lettuce as a salad. The dressing is a tangy mixture of vinegar and
 bacon.