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Old 03-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #11
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It just seems to me like the ketchup alone would add enough sweetness, but the sugar would take it over the top cloying. I'm a vinaigrette or blue cheese guy. I guess I just don't care for salad dressings that taste like dessert.
Yes, it is a little much, I too prefer more savory. I make my own ketchup for this very reason. Just didn't use that in the recipe list.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:41 PM   #12
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A half cup of sugar AND ketchup? Eeek!!
My thoughts, exactly.
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:00 PM   #13
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It's a framework recipe...do what you need to do to make it your own.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:33 PM   #14
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I used to love catalina with blue cheese dressing on salads and French fries...not 1000 island dressing, but ... not sure what you'd call it. My go-to "dressing" these days is oil (usually EVOO)+vinegar, S&P.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:40 PM   #15
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I love Catalina and salsa on taco salad.
I'm not normally a fan of Catalina, but that sounds delicious! Definitely going to give that a try next time we whip up taco salad at home.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:14 PM   #16
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I'm not normally a fan of Catalina, but that sounds delicious! Definitely going to give that a try next time we whip up taco salad at home.

It really is good. I used to tend bar at a Mexican chain restaurant, and this was a customer fave.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:50 PM   #17
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I haven't had Catalina dressing in decades. An old boyfriend loved it, so I've always figured that why I never use it. Maybe it's just because it was so sweet to my tongue. I wonder if it would be palatable if the sugar is totally eliminated, or at least reduced by half or more.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:12 AM   #18
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I get the Kraft Low Fat Catalina, I don't find it to be too sweet, especially when mixed with salsa. I like it better than French dressing.

I'm also one of those weird people who order salad with both French and Ranch on the side when we go out.
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I used to order Catelina and Blue Cheese dressing on the side...I guess I'm in the weird club, too! I also love Blue Cheese dressing on French fries...
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:55 PM   #20
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I prefer Catalina over the standard bottled french dressing. I don't make either, but do keep Catalina in the fridge. I think its Kraft, not sure.
My wife likes it on salads and i like it to dip chicken tenders in.

I always have a bag or two of frozen crispy Tyson chicken tenders or tenderloins.
I was out of honey mustard once so i tried the Catalina as the dipping sauce.
I now prefer the Catalina for the dipping sauce.
As a matter of fact, I just had two very crispy deep fried tenderloins sprinkled with essence and drizzled with Franks hot sauce.
On the side was my Catalina dipping sauce. Quite good, actually. And very easy.
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