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Old 12-10-2009, 06:37 AM   #1
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ISO - Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Our favorite French restaurant has succumbed to the economy.

The chef made a really delicious salad that will probably be the thing I miss most. It was just a wedge of iceberg lettuce, topped with a bit of bacon, candied pecans, gorgonzola and this wonderfully flavorful creamy garlic house dressing.

I have searched everywhere, but none of the recipes *sound* right to me. I'm sure it was mayonnaise-based and it also had some nice herbs in it. I could spend a tidy little sum in ingredients and probably figure it out myself, but I thought I'd first ask here and see if anyone has a favorite that might be different from all the rest out there. Thanks!

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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I don't know what you have looked at that don't 'sound' right, but here is mine:

Creamy Garlic Dressing

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 garlic cloves -- minced (1 to 2)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup mayonnaise -- or salad dressing
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, water, onion and garlic; simmer until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add sugar; simmer until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper.


I think you need to actually make one and then tweak it to your satisfaction. Looks can be deceiving.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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I never returned to thank you McNerd. That is similar to what I've found elsewhere. I'm now wondering if it is just cream and not mayonnaise based. I will spend some of my winter days experimenting, I guess. Thanks again!
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