Tomorrow on Good Food Evan interviews Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin, authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men, about the food and drink featured in the Emmy Award winning show Mad Men. Keep reading for a recipe for Sardi’s Hearts of Palm Salad – a dish Don ordered in Season 2, Episode 5 when he was dining with Bobbi Barrett…
Sardi’s Hearts of Palm Salad
FROM CURTAIN UP AT SARDI’S BY VINCENT SARDI, JR. (RANDOM HOUSE, 1957)
6 lettuce leaves
6 whole pieces canned hearts of palm, drained (about 21 ounces)
6 thin slices pimiento
6 sprigs watercress
4 tablespoons Vinaigrette Dressing (see recipe below)
Place lettuce flat on dish. Arrange hearts of palm in a row. Arrange pimiento slices across lettuce and decorate at side with watercress. Serve with Vinaigrette Dressing.
YIELD: 2 SERVINGS
¹⁄₂ dill pickle, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon capers, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped pimiento
1 teaspoon finely chopped hard-boiled egg white
1 teaspoon salt
¹⁄₄ cup olive oil
¹⁄₄ cup white vinegar
Place the finely chopped ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and add olive oil. Stir thoroughly while adding vinegar. Keep in refrigerator. Always stir before using.
YIELD: 3/4. CUP
*Recipe from: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (Smart Pop, 2011).