Monday, September 27, 2010

Killa Salad Dressing

Cherry Belle, Red King, White Icicle, French Breakfast, Plum Purple, Gala and Roodbol, Daikon, Black Spanish.....just a few of the names of the many varieties of radishes that grow in the world! Grown seasonally, and super easy to grow at that, I am just obsessed with these lovely little beauties and their peppery goodness.

This weekend I picked up a pale pink variety at the farmer's market, and was so pleased at the gorgeous little red centers that were hiding inside after I cut into them.

My all-time favorite way to eat them is straight up into a green salad: sliced super thin with my Japanese mandoline.

I happened to have The Cooking Channel on when I was composing my salad, and Jamie Oliver was making a salad- he made this most amazingly simple dressing that I gotta say, made my radishes taste even better....

All he did was slice a few shallots super thin (hence why I love the mandoline!) and put a couple of tablespoons of vinegar and a pinch of salt on them in a bowl and left them to macerate for a few minutes. He then squeezed them out and scattered on the salad....the next part is what I deemed as "killa"- he took some creme fraiche (maybe 1/2 cup?) and added a tablespoon of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. I used yogurt and I used sherry vinegar, but I think you can vary the vinegar to your liking- just use good quality!

I normally don't make this type of dressing- not sure why either. Tart but creamy and so simple too. I think I will be keeping this one.

What are some of your favorite salad dressings?

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