Blue Mountain, Smoked Almonds, Bitter Leaves, Pear.
This salad has a beautiful flavour profile and looks stunning as a share plate or side dish for an autumn meal. Bitter leaves such as radicchio and endive create the base and this can be padded out or mellowed with some winter gem or other milder seasonal leaves. Marcona almonds can be pan fried with a little oil, brown sugar and liquid smoke or you can buy ready smoked almonds from the supermarkets. When these are completely cool scatter them over the leaves. Thinly slice a