Creamy, Garlicky Salad Dressing with Great Hill Blue Cheese

Use this tangy dressing as a dip for fresh vegetables or a dressing for salad greens.

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2 cloves garlic, pulverized with salt
1 shallot, finely minced
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 egg yolks
l tsp. sherry vinegar
I /3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1-1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper
1/3 cup Great Hill Blue cheese, crumbled
2 tbs. heavy cream
lemon juice to taste


Begin by making a mayonnaise with the first 7 ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, shallot, mustard, egg yolks, and sherry vinegar. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, drop by, drop. Continue by whisking in the vegetable oil, balancing the, texture with a few drops of warm water if necessary. Season the dressing with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Crumble in the cheese and fold in the cream with a rubber spatula. The dressing should be thick and chunky. Double-check the flavor balance, adding a few drops of lemon juice, salt or pepper as needed.
Posted: 12/29/2010 2:47:43 PM

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