Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette


Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes.


Makes 1/2 cup

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1/4 pound pancetta or 4 bacon slices, diced
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dry white wine
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 to 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


1. Cook pancetta in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned; drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add shallot to pan, and sauté over medium-high heat until soft.

2. Add vinegar and wine, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen particles from skillet. Add syrup, and stir over medium heat 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; add lemon juice and chives. Toss with braised chard, and top with pancetta.

Marcy Jimenez Hirte,


December 2005
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