Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Moo Moo Salads

Moo Moo Salad: Beef Tournedos, spinach, cranberries, toasted pecans, sweet potato fries, hard boiled eggs, cucumber and poppy seed dressing.

Moo Moo Salad 2: Beef Tournedos, red leaf/romaine lettuce, sundried tomato fries, cucumber, hard boiled egg, cucumber, cheddar and santa fe vinaigrette.

Dislcaimer: No sweet potatoes were injured or killed during the filming of this blog.

Tournedos is one of the many French food names and cooking terms that have been carried over into English directly, such as foie gras, bouquet garni, génoise, etc. The exhaustive Larousse Gastronomique says you can consider the tournedos to be a small, round slice taken from near the end of the tenderloin, which is normally sautéed or grilled. In common usage, any part of the tenderloin is apt to be called tournedos on a restaurant menu.


Lora said...

I put poppy seed dressing on my fruit salads, but it sounds great on this also. I hint of sweet to give that variance of tastes.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Lora, the poppy seed dressing I make is actually a vinaigrette that has olive oil, vinegar, poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, paprika, woooosteshire hahah, and paprika and a little sugar. It is not the creamy one you are probably thinking of. Mine has a hint of sweet but nothing like the creamy one. I can only eat spinach w/that dressing on it. I dont know why.