Anselmo Vineyards' Honey Almond Dressing

<p> A delightful creamy dressing that marries subtlly sweet and mildly spicy flavors beautifully.</p>
Servings: 3 1/2 cups dressing

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Pair With: This recipe will pair with a wide range of wines, depending on the salad ingredients, try the Anselmo Vineyards St. Pe De Bigorre.

Source: Recipe courtesy Anselmo Vineyards; photo by Tama Takahashi, Touring & Tasting Food Editor

INGREDIENTS

<p> 3 whole eggs<br /> 1 tablespoon chopped garlic<br /> 1 teaspoon chopped shallots<br /> 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar<br /> 1/2 cup honey<br /> 2 tablespoons sherry<br /> 1 teaspoon dry mustard<br /> 1 teaspoon Sambal Oleke--Indonesian hot pepper paste* or 1 whole, fresh Jalapeño ground in a mortar and pestle<br /> 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted<br /> 1/4 cup chopped parsley<br /> 3 cups canola oil<br /> sea salt and pepper to taste</p> <p> *Sambal Oleke is an Indonesian chili paste that one can buy in Asian markets. Manufacturer Huy Fong Foods says theirs is made from fresh Jalapeño chili peppers and contain no water or other spices.</p>

DIRECTIONS

<p> Using a 2 quart blender, add all the ingredients except the oil and salt and pepper. Pulse blend to incorporate, then turn the blender onto medium speed and add canola oil in a slow stream until dressing is creamy and smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.<br /> <br />  </p> <p> <span style="font-style: italic;">Touring & Tasting adds new wine pairing recipes every week. Check back for tasty new recipes to pair with wine!</span></p> <p> <a href="http://www.touringandtasting.com/eNewsletter.aspx?pageNum=15">Sign up</a> for our free eNewletter and receive a new recipe weekly.</p> Chef's Notes: <p> Editor's Note: This recipe comes from the top-notch Anselmo Vineyards Restaurant and is surprisingly light and fluffy with a wonderful balance of flavors. I used it to dress butter lettuce, juicy sweet pear, and toasted almonds for a fabulous salad. I think this dressing would also make a great marinade for chicken or salmon before grilling.</p> <p> There could be a health concern using raw eggs. But, the incidence of bacterial contamination is very rare and is though to only occur when the natural hermetic seal of the egg shell is weakened when the chickens that laid the eggs were unhealthy and the shells are thin as a result. I use organic, free range eggs and eat raw eggs without any worry. Read this <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/Features/SalmonellaEggs/">article</a> from the Center for Disease Control for more information.</p>

Recipe Courtesy Of

Anselmo Vineyards

Lovers of great wine, fresh food, and the Wild West feel they’ve found a slice of heaven when they discover Anselmo Vineyards, Seven Hills Land and Cattle Ranch, just east of Redding.