Monday, July 20, 2009

MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

MixedGreenswithPearWalnutandMapleVi.jpg image by witchywifeA tried-and-true totally great salad!!!!! If the measurements seem a bit odd, it's because I had to cut it down from a gallon recipe of a top-notch, great restaurant in town.This lady got down on her knees and begged for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  ● 2/3 Cup 100% maple syrup (the real thing)
  ● 2-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  ● 1/3 tsp. maple extract (imitation maple flavor)
  ● 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  ● 1 tsp. kosher salt
  ● 1/5 tsp. cayenne pepper
  ● 1/2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  ● 3-3/4 tsp. minced shallot
  ● 2/3 cup olive oil or olive oil blend

Directions:

Blend all ingredients well except oil. Then whisk in oil slowly to emulsify. (Best made the morning of, or the night before to blend flavors.) Toss well with:

Romaine lettuce

Mixed baby greens

Ripe pears (Anjou are nice) cut bite-size

Candied pecans

Plate greens. Dribble a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over each serving (this is an important step) and top with a little sprinkle of bleu cheese crumbles. Add more candied pecans if needed.

Source:  Finer Kitchen Forums

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