Deviled Egg Pasta Salad This Father’s Day instead of making dad his favorite deviled eggs, make dad Deviled Egg Pasta Salad! Are deviled eggs a favorite dish served at your summer parties? Save some time and make this pasta salad version. Why waste time fumbling …
Spinach Penne Pasta Salad Welcome Back to Turnips 2 Tangerines. Today’s recipe is all about my favorite summertime meal; Pasta Salad! Nothing hits the spot on a hot summer evening like a pasta salad. Except maybe a dish of ice cream! Spinach Penne Pasta Salad …
Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing
Today it’s all about Cobb Salad. Invented in 1937 by Bob Cobb, the owner of the famous Brown Derby restaurant. The Cobb Salad was an instant hit and has been virtually ever since. There are oodles and oodles of recipes for Cobb Salad and many variations on this classic. Our version is made with shrimp, and a delicious bacon dressing to too it off. Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing is super delicious. Take a bite out of this timeless classic.
History of the Cobb Salad
Late one evening in 1937, Bob Cobb, owner of the famous Hollywood restaurant, The Brown Derby was hungry. Bob decided to make himself a snack. He looked in the refrigerator and grabbed a head of iceberg lettuce, an avocado, some romaine lettuce, watercress and tomatoes. Bob thought for a moment and reached back into the refrigerator and took out a cold breast of chicken, a hard-boiled egg, chives and some old-fashioned French dressing.
Bob then took some crisp bacon from one of the chefs and started chopping the ingredients. He grabbed a bowl and started to assemble the salad by laying each ingredient in row. Cobb shared his new salad with his friend Sid Grauman, proprietor of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Grauman came back the next day and asked for a “Cobb Salad” After that the “Cobb Salad” was put on the menu and became an overnight sensation.
Over the Years
Over time, like so many things, the Cobb Salad has undergone a few changes. Cobb Salad is now often served with the ingredients laid out on a plate in rows rather than in a bowl like it originally was made. Many times a Cobb Salad will be served like a chefs salad, with the ingredients served atop the greens. Cobb Salad can be made with any extra or added ingredients such as; ham, corn, celery, bell peppers, green onions, and homemade croutons. Feta cheese is a great substitute for blue cheese, tomatoes can be replaced with red peppers and those of you who don’t eat bacon can substitute kidney beans or my favorite, cannellini beans which are basically white kidney beans.