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suggestion for shallot salad dressing

sophia519 Mar 22, 2010 08:50 AM

Hi All, I would like to make a blackened salmon over baby spinach salad for dinner and thought a shallot salad dressing would taste good with it. Any suggestions for a shallot salad dressing recipe?

  1. GretchenS Mar 22, 2010 09:12 AM

    This shallot vinaigrette that EclecticEater posted many years back has been my go-to dressing ever since. And the citrus in it should complement your fish nicely. Sounds like a very tasty menu! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/337106

    1. ladyberd Mar 22, 2010 12:43 PM

      HEre's one I make - it's great on salads, and I think it'd go well with your salmon.
      12 Tbsp. vegetable oil
      ¼ c. red wine or sherry vinegar
      ¾ tsp. salt
      ¼ tsp. ground pepper
      3 tsp. chives, chopped
      3 tsp. minced shallot


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        sholli Mar 22, 2010 01:14 PM

        Julia Child's is lovely and not overwhelming: http://www.recipesource.com/side-dish...

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          cocktailhour Mar 22, 2010 05:52 PM

          My basic technique: mince shallot and soak in vinegar. I might use white wine vinegar with salmon, but sherry vinegar is my go-to and would go well with blackened fish. If I am serving two people, then only need a couple tablespoons of vinegar. add a pinch of salt, stir, and let sit 10 minutes if you have the time. Add a tiny dollop of dijon mustard, maybe 1/2 tsp. Whisk and add a good oil--extra virgin olive oil or a nut oil are good--in a drizzle. if the proportions are right, it will emuslify, but it's still good if it doesn't. I use 1:1 or 2:1 or 3:1 oil to vinegar, but it completely depends on personal preference and strength of the vinegar, and the oil.

          If I wanted the shallots to be a real feature, I would thinly slice instead of mince.

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