Appetite For Instruction: Orzo Fresca Salad
Demonstrated by Jon Sprague of Corner Market
|Jon Sprague (left) and Chuck Cole|
Tucked into a 90-year-old storefront on lower Greenville Avenue, Corner Market is like a little bit of Europe right here in Big D. Chuck Cole opened this restaurant-slash-flower shop two and a half years ago, aiming to recreate the feeling of neighborhood cafés he'd visited on various travels.
Corner Market sells simple food, coffee, gifts and fresh flowers in a comfortable atmosphere. Most every afternoon, the patio is packed with people enjoying Chef Jon Sprague's creations at a cozy table, watching the world go by.
It's just like Paris...except for the Chevron station across the street.
Chef Sprague's Orzo Fresca Salad is a favorite this time of year. Cole calls it a "fresh taste explosion" and its light, colorful combination of ingredients is perfect for spring. In other words, this ain't your Mama's artery-cloggin' macaroni salad. Served on its own or topped with grilled chicken, steak or shrimp, you'll finish feeling full, but fit.
Step 2: What? You've never chiffonade-ed before? It's easy--just roll up a stack of basil leaves like a cigar (watch Chef Sprague in the pictures)...