Preparation / Directions:
To make the praline:
In a bowl stir together pecans, salt, and cayenne. In a dry, small heavy skillet or saucepan cook sugar over moderate heat, stirring with a fork, until melted. Cook, without stirring or swirling the skillet or pan, until a golden caramel. Add pecan mixture and stir to coat nuts with caramel. Spoon praline onto a sheet of foil and cool. Transfer praline to a cutting board and chop fine.
To make the dressing:
In a bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in the oil in a stream.
To make the salad:
In a large bowl, toss arugula, goat cheese, cranberries, praline and enough of the dressing to just coat the leaves.