Tangelo Salad with Salted Praline Pecans

This salad was inspired by one that I first tasted at Enoteca Sociale, and would be excellent with their Rosemary Focaccia recipe.

Walnut Praline Salad
Tangelo Salad with Salted Praline Pecans - Inspired by Enoteca Sociale
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Walnut Praline Salad
Tangelo Salad with Salted Praline Pecans - Inspired by Enoteca Sociale
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  1. Wash the Lettuce and Radiccio, and put in the salad bowl, but do not tear the leaves.
  2. Mix the olive and walnut oils together in a separate container.
  3. Juice one of the Tangelos and remove the remaining fruit, chopping it and setting aside in a small dish.
  4. Peel and slice the second Tangelo.
  5. Melt butter with Fleur de Sel and Sugar and add Walnuts, tossing them until they are toasted and coated with the caramel.
  6. Add a tablespoon of the juice and simmer the Walnuts for a moment before removing to a plate.
  7. Add the chopped Tangelo to the caramel/juice in the pan and caramelize the chopped bits.
  8. Remove the chopped candied Tangelo to a bowl.
  9. Pour in the rest of the juice and cook off the caramel, then pour this into the cup holding the candied chopped Tangelo
  10. Put the remaining slices of Tangelo into the hot pan while dressing the Lettuce/Radiccio with the oil mixture.
  11. Pour the juice with the chopped and caramelized Tangelo onto the Lettuce/Radiccio and toss gently until fully coated.
  12. Arrange 2/3 of the hot Tangelo slices on a plate. and arrange the Lettuce/Radiccio on top of that with the slices showing.
  13. Distribute the caramelized Pecans and remaining Orange Slices across the salad and serve.
  14. VARIATION: Use hazelnuts and hazelnut oil.
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