Dressings & Vinaigrettes

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    My Buttermilk Dressing

    I like Supermarket Coles’ ‘Kaleslaw Salad Kit’ because I like the flavour of its dressing. I have many times tried to recreate its flavour. One reasonably good result was ‘Yoghurt Dressing’, but I was still not sure how to make the creamy texture of the dressing, but I finally discovered. Use Buttermilk! Makes About 200ml …

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    My French Dressing

    I was taught that the ratio of Vinegar to Oil is 1:2. I though the amount of Oil is too much and I always reduced it. If you reduce the amount of Oil, the dressing will separate back into Vinegar and Oil no matter how well you mixed it and whisked it. In that case, …

  • Chicken Dressings & Vinaigrettes Vegetables

    Balsamic Marinated Chicken Thigh

    Balsamic Vinegar is an essential ingredient for my cooking. I particularly love Aged Balsamic Vinegar that is quite sweet. For this dish, Balsamic Vinegar is used not only for the marinade but also for the sauce. They both need sweetness. If your Balsamic Vinegar lacks sweetness, add some Sugar. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500 to …

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    Marinated Tapioca Pearls

    It’s all started when I tried to create fake ‘Ikura’, red caviar made from Salmon roe, as ‘Ikura’ is so difficult to find where I live. I tried to turn Tapioca Pearls into fake ‘Ikura’, but my challenge was not successful. However, I ended up creating very pretty Marinated Tapioca Pearls that can be used …

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    Coriander Salad Dressing

    This delicious Salad Dressing can be enjoyed by coriander lovers only. Do not encourage coriander haters to try it, because they have particular receptors that find coriander tastes like soap. They taste coriander differently and don’t enjoy it. I am lucky that I can taste Coriander beautifully refreshing. Makes 4 Servings Dressing Ingredients 2 to …

  • Dipping Sauces Dressings & Vinaigrettes Prawn & Shrimp

    Seafood Cocktail Sauce

    Don’t buy bottled Seafood Cocktail Sauce. It’s easy to make. If you use sweet mayonnaise, alter the amount of Ketchup. Finely chopped Pickled Gherkin is a nice addition. This sauce is good for salad, too. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Japanese Mayonnaise *OR Mayonnaise of your choice2-3 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup2 tablespoons finely …

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    My Creamy Caesar Dressing

    I have two my own Caesar Dressing recipes. One is ‘My Legendary Caesar Dressing’ which is Olive Oil based. This one is Japanese mayonnaise based, and rich and creamy. Depending on the ingredients of the salad, this creamy dressing might suit better. Ingredients 4 to 5 Anchovy Filets *finely chopped1 clove Garlic *grated1 tablespoon Parsley …

  • Chicken Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Onion & Balsamic Sauce

    Along with the Japanese rice vinegar, Balsamic vinegar is an essential vinegar for my cooking. On the other day, I bought a bottle of ‘Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena’, and it was so sweet and rich. I was glad that I had spent extra dollars for it. This sauce is great for everything, chicken, pork, …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes Vegetables

    Tapenade (Olives & Capers Paste)

    Tapenade (tapəˈnad) is puréed or finely-chopped Olives (most commonly Black Olives), Capers and Olive Oil. Tapenade is often enjoyed as spread on bread in southern France. I add Garlic and Anchovies as well. This paste is amazingly good with crusty bread but also wonderful for salad. Just think about its ingredients. It cannot to bad. …

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    My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    I have been making this dressing for decades. Mixing with this dressing, humble lettuce leaves turn into a gorgeous salad. I always use wine vinegar, either red or white, and add no salt and no pepper to the dressing. Everyone who tasted it loved the flavour. I hope you enjoy it, too. Ingredients Anchovy Filets …