October 21, 2012

Ratto’s has excellent quality ingredients for your homemade condiments. Try this aioli with smoked fish or roasted potatoes, or jazz it up with some smoked paprika as a dip.

Aioli!

Serves 4-8
Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy Egg
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Serve Cold
Region Italian
This is a wonderful accompaniment to smoked fish, roasted vegetables, or added to a sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium egg (room temperature!)
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup Ratto's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Note

Do make sure your egg is room temperature!

Directions

Step 1
Pulse together the egg, garlic, Dijon, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup olive oil in a food processor
Step 2
Gently pour a thin stream of the remaining olive oil while the machine is running. As it thickens you will hear the sound change
Step 3
Stop machine and check consistency. If too thin, turn machine on and continue to add oll. If too thick, add more lemon juice or water.
Step 4
Season with salt & pepper. Add fresh herbs or spices to jazz it up, if you wish.

This perky dressing can stand up to strong flavors like a raw kale salad. Just wash, chop and massage fresh kale & toss with the dressing. Top with toasted nuts. Alternately, use as a dip for crudites.

Tahini Dijon Dressing

Serves 4-6
Prep time 5 minutes
Allergy Tree Nuts
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
A perky dressing for many occasions

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Tahini (stirred well)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Small shallot (minced)
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons White Wine vinegar
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Ratto's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 dash sugar
  • Sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 knob fresh ginger (peeled and chopped (optional))

Note

This can keep up with strong flavors, like a raw kale salad, or use as a dip for crudites

Directions

Step 1
Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor & blend
Step 2
Slowly drizzle in olive oil until blended
Step 3
Adjust salt, pepper and acidity to taste