It's Week #4 of our scrumdiddlyumptious Salad Days of Summer promo, and we've got a real winner on our hands here. A beautifully composed, and delicious GRILLED TUNA COBB SALAD.
If you don't know much about Cobb Salads, here's a bit of the back story.
Various accounts exist about the invention of the cobb salad. One says that it first plated in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became an immensely popular dish for the restaurant. As for its name, that came from the restaurant's owner — Robert Howard Cobb.
Stories vary as to whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Chuck Wilson. The legend is that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, and so he mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon cooked by the line cook, and tossed it with their French dressing.
Fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm will remember this version of the story when Larry began searching for evidence to prove that another character, Cliff Cobb, has falsely claimed that his grandfather invented the salad.
Others believe that it was another of Mr. Cobb's chefs that created the salad... namely Robert Kreis — executive chef at the The Derby in 1929 when it opened — and that it was named to honor of Robert Cobb.
Regardless of its origin, the Cobb Salad is a wonderful thing, especially with the twists we've added — many of which make it a completely different kind of salad. And a delicious one at that! Come in and try one. You'll be glad you did.
THREADGILL'S GRILLED TUNA COBB SALAD
Grilled ahi tuna (biased cut 4pcs)Red seedless grapes (cut in half)
Roasted corn (off the Cobb)
Diced avocado (1/2 cubed)
Garnished with capers, feta,chopped Roasted almonds