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Refreshing seems like a lot of fuss but it s definitely worth the effort. 5 - Restaurants Use the Correct Amount of Dressing The final restaurant salad secret is that good restaurants will use the correct amount of dressing for the amount of greens in each salad. The worst possible scenario when eating a salad is having one that s swimming in dressing. It s unappetizing to look at and having that much dressing completely changes the flavor profile of the dish. What we were trained to do in the restaurant is to mix salads in batches in small bowls. We d add our greens a pinch of salt then a squeeze of one of our house-made dressings. After tossing we d taste one of the greens for seasoning and amount of dressing. When we were satisfied with the taste we d remove the salad from the bowl and plate it on another plate.
Mixing in one bowl and plating somewhere else allows the excess dressing to stay in the bowl and away from the customer s plate. If you re planning to put in a vegetable garden this spring don t just plant lettuce for your salads. Why not plant your own mesclun mix? The most amazing salads can come from your own back yard. My father in law grows a huge variety of greens at his summer cottage and his green salads are better than anything I ve had in a fancy restaurant. He starts with the basics - romaine lettuce green leaf lettuce and red leaf lettuce. He also uses oak leaf lettuce which is just a regular lettuce whose leaves are palmate (hand shaped) and therefore look a bit like oak leaves. These lettuces provide the bulk of the salad materials. He picks individual leaves off each plant so that each plant continues to grow through the summer. His lettuces can grow up to two feet tall (on the stalk) and he s still making salads from them.
And when you combine all five you ll have a four-star appetizer. 1 - Restaurants Can Make Their Own Vinaigrettes and Dressings The first restaurant salad secret is that they can make their own vinaigrettes or dressings. A sign of a true quality restaurant is one that makes their own dressings in house. Making dressings allows complete culinary freedom when it comes to the taste of a salad and adds to the amazing flavor you can experience. Making vinaigrettes and dressings is also surprisingly easy to do. I remember nights working in the restaurant when I d have to make a custom vinaigrettes for VIP clients on the fly meaning in under 3 minutes. After a quick trip downstairs to our dry goods storeroom I d return with 90 seconds to spare and still have enough time to whip up something tasty. Knowing how easy it is to make your own vinaigrettes it always surprises me when I hear a restaurant is buying them from a food supplier.