Top Chef Masters, Season 3, Episode 5, Quickfire Challenge,
1. For croutons, heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium low heat. Add bread, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat with oil and seasoning. Sauté over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove croutons to a plate.
2. Using the same pan as the croutons, fry bacon over medium heat until golden and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on paper towels.
3. Meanwhile, in a mortar and pestle combine celery seed, crushed red pepper, salt and fresh ground black pepper bruising lightly, and then add lemon juice and olive oil. Toss salad greens in a bowl with tomatoes, bacon, and croutons.
4. Sprinkle salad with the vinaigrette and toss to coat all ingredients evenly.