Monday, November 23, 2009

The Parts: The Salad Dressing

Busy times around here: we've been working on a huge project.

Hopefully, this week I'll be able to show you the project, near completion. In the meantime, I'll be posting the "details" of my Thanksgiving menu.

The Salad: Shredded savoy cabbage and apple with garlicky-red wine-Worcestershire dressing, aka Rose's Vinaigrette.


Rose's Vinaigrette

From Martha Stewart Living, December 2009. I made this last week for the first time, and have made it already a second time. It's a lovely dressing, deeply flavored, and just the right balance of savory, sweet, and biting.

You will need:

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 1/2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

To make the dressing:

In a clean jar, mash together the shallot, mustard, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

Pour in the vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil. Cover tightly and shake well to combine and emulsify. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.


7 comments:

AmyR said...

I can't wait to try this dressing! :D

Michelle said...

Oh does that sound tasty, especially on cabbage and apple salad!

altadenahiker said...

Do you have a favorite olive oil? (That cabbage leaf is lovely.)

Christina said...

AmyR: Have fun with it! I've been enjoying in on everything, including steamed green beans. Yum.

Michelle: I love apple-cabbage salad already, so this is just icing.

AH: I get the California Estate from Trader Joe's, which is a nice oil at a reasonable price. It's very green and herbal with a little punch of black pepper.

Lucy said...

Beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving. And I can't wait to see what your project is.

ann said...

What's that leaf at the end? P.S. I saved some Blue Coco, but I didn't protect them so they might have cross-pollinated. If you just happen to have some lying around, I'll totally take them!

Christina said...

Hi Ann: It's red cabbage! So pretty. The Blue Cocos should be alright, as beans are perfect flowers and don't readily cross unless the bumblebees really work them over. In fact, I didn't isolate my beans this year at all. I'm curious to see how many crosses I get, if I get any. If I do, I'll just pull out irregular looking plants and keep the standards.