Monday, November 10, 2008

Sweet Broccoli Salad

This raw broccoli salad is a popular side dish at Curry's in Decatur, Ala. Upon sitting, the sauce begins to weep, so hold for only one day after mixing.

1/3 cup mayonnaise (chef Scott Curry recommends Hellmann's brand)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sugared pecan or walnut halves
1/2 cup diced red onion

In a bowl, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar well. In a separate bowl, combine broccoli, raisins, nuts and red onion. Add mayonnaise sauce. Mix broccoli by hand and serve immediately.

For the sugared pecans: Adjust rack to middle position and heat oven to 325°. Toss 2 cups pecan halves with 1 egg white in a 13- by 9-inch baking pan until nuts are completely coated; stir in 1 cup granulated sugar. Bake, stirring the mixture every 5 minutes, until pecan coating turns a nutty brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Immediately transfer nuts to a clean pan in a single layer to cool. Cool, then cover and store at room temperature.

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