Saturday, April 25, 2009

Awsome Potato Salad

My gorgeous wife, the love of my life, most babelicious babe of all time just made THE best potato salad ever.

Although not precise, here's what's in it:

5 medium Red potatoes - skins on, boiled until soft
1 cup Green beans - steamed and chopped
Corriander - handful, chopped
3 Green onions - chopped
1/2 red onion - finely diced
2 tbsp grainy mustard
1/2 green (or any other colour) chopped
1 tbsp horseradish
3 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp ceasar dressing (Paul Newman's the best!)
Hot sauce - as much as you like (we used Marie Sharp's Belizian Heat)
season with salt, pepper and garlic power


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Date Balsamic Vinaigrette with Molasses

Last night I planned on making a blueberry balsamic vinaigrette until I discovered that my magic ratio wasn't possible without the Honey or the Blueberries that I thought we had. So, I went back to the fundamentals and substituted the honey with molasses for the sweet side. I had no other berries on hand and found a container of honey dates and decided to see what would happen if I pureed those.

The magic ratio is:

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1 part honey
1 part olive oil
1 part balsamic vinegar
a pinch of kosher salt
a tiny bit of grainy mustard

The newly discovered dressing was comprised of the following measurements:

1 tablespoon Molasses
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
2 Honey Dates
1/4 tbsp grainy mustard
kosher salt to taste (a pinch...yes a real pinch)
freshly ground pepper to taste

I pureed everything in a food processor and then moved everything to a bowl to finish mixing with a whip. That quantity is tough to really blend together in a food processor bowl or even a blender. More would work better.

The salad was built with fresh organic field greens, tomato, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted sweet potato and red onion. This is a KILLER salad and dressing. Enjoy.

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