While out in Brooklyn today my husband and I stopped for lunch at a Cafe called Scaramouche. The food was great and we had a fanstastic time but I cannot identify what was on my salad. I asked the man behind the counter, "do you know what is on the salad" He smiled and said "I absolutely do but I cannot tell you. It is our secret recipe"
OK, lovely mixed greens - not bitter at all, at first glance I thought "Oh no, dry greens" but they weren't completely dry. They were not oily, either, but there was some bit of wetness. I didn't taste vinegar (although my husband thinks he did), there was no outstanding oily flavor, there was a lovely taste of salt, not too strong, but absolutely on every leaf. I looked and there was no salt sticking to the leaves. Nothing pooled under the leaves and absolutely no dripping. The leaves that did seem a bit wet, I could find no color to the wetness at all.
The taste was very light, pleasantly salty and really nothing else. What could be so secret? Any ideas? I'd love to do this at home, it just seemed so darned simple and the perfect accompaniment to my Perulian eggs (eggs benedict with avocado and sweet ham).