Thursday, June 24, 2004
Couple things for you. First, this link to a nice story from the Wall Street Journal about items found in used books. (Thanks to Bookslut for the link.) Second, a recipe. (Time I gave back to the food blog crowd after all my taking from them.)
This recipe is actually from the Sweet Potato Queens' cookbook, which could also be called Eat What You Want and Die Like a Woman (see cookbook post below). It's called "Hal and Mal's Come Back Sauce." It can be used as salad dressing or as a dip for veggies or shrimp.
Put the following in a food processor or a large blender:
3 cloves garlic
2 C. mayonnaise
1/2 c. ketchup
1 C. salad oil
2 tablespoons cracked black pepper (no, this is not a typo)
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp. mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire
2 dashes Tabasco
1/2 onion, chopped
Whiz till it's blended.
I tasted this and thought, baby, where have you been all my life? It's a bit like Thousand Island or Russian dressing, but with a bit more kick to it thanks to the lemon juice, mustard, Tabasco, etc. You can cut back on the pepper but if you're using it as a dip I would recommend using the whole 2 tbsp.
It's not low fat - obviously - but it is good. The recipe makes a ton.