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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

March 23 2010

Mother Sauces - Vinaigrette

One of the "five mother" sauces, Vinaigrette is made of a simple blend of oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. More elaborate variations can include any combination of spices, herbs, shallots, onions, mustard, etc. It is generally used to dress salad greens and other cold vegetable, meat, or fish dishes.

1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add olive oil in a small, slow stream to vinegar mixture and whisk until the mixture emulsifies. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Makes 1 cup