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Houston's House Vinaigrette

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 4.75. Votes: 8
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This delicious house vinaigrette is a Houston's favorite, and a home carbon copy is just minutes away. All you'll need are a few basic ingredients, plus tarragon-infused white wine vinegar. If you have trouble tracking down the tarragon vinegar, plain white wine vinegar will work just fine. Use a measuring cup with a spout or a squirt bottle to slowly drizzle the oil into the other ingredients while mixing. This technique will create a thick emulsion that won't separate as your dressing chills out in the fridge.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
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      1.  Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine all ingredients, except oil, in a large bowl for approximately 1 minute or until sugar and salt dissolve. 

      2.  Slowly drizzle in the oil while mixing. Mix for another minute or until vinaigrette thickens. Cover and chill.

      Makes 1 cup.

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Score: 4.75. Votes: 8
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Charlotte Johnson
Aug 1, 2006, 22:00

This dressing is wonderful. I describe it as a "honey mustard vinaigrette."

Jul 8, 2006, 22:00

I also made it with Splenda and it is wonderful. I especially liked the texture with using a mixer and adding the oil in slowly.