Watercress Salad with Prosciutto, Tangerines and Hazelnuts
This salad is an intriguing mix of strong flavors—sweet, peppery, earthy. The hazelnuts add richness, chef Govind Armstrong says, plus they "do their job as the texture police." He uses duck prosciutto here; it's easy to find in specialty-food stores, or you can substitute regular prosciutto. Terrific Green Salads
The recipe can be prepared a day ahead through Step 3. Keep the hazelnuts at room temperature; refrigerate the oranges and dressing separately.
Italy's Soave DOC, once mostly known for dull, mass-produced wines, has had a renaissance in recent years. Today it's making fresh, expressive wines that have both the richness to match the nuts and prosciutto and the tanginess to pair well with the tangerines.