Classic Vinaigrette

Sub-Zero Wolf Gourmet Recipes UK

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time7 mins

RatingDifficultyBeginner

Preparation Method
1

Preparation Method

Place the vinegar (and/or lemon juice), mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper in the blender. Select MANUAL/SPEED 5. Remove the filler cap and use the emulsion cup to slowly drizzle in the oil while the blender is running and blend until the vinaigrette is creamy and thick. (Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Shake—or blend—to emulsify before using.)

Variation: Sesame Vinaigrette

Add 3 tablespoons soy sauce. Substi­tute 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil for 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. A few nice (but optional) additions include 1 tablespoon roughly chopped peeled fresh ginger, a pinch of red pepper flakes, a squeeze of Asian-style hot sauce (such as sambal oelek or Sriracha), a splash of mirin, or a squeeze of honey.

Variation: Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette
Substitute the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 or 4 lemons) for the vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon honey and increase the freshly ground black pepper to 1 tablespoon.

Variation: Raspberry-Walnut Vinaigrette

Use balsamic vinegar or raspberry vinegar; don’t use any lemon juice. Use canola oil, or 6 tablespoons walnut oil and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola; don’t use any olive oil. Reduce the Dijon mustard to 1 tablespoon or use 1 teaspoon dried mustard powder. Add 1 cup fresh raspberries to the blender. Select the PUREE setting. Once the cycle finishes, select MANUAL/SPEED 3. Add 1⁄2 cup toasted walnuts and PULSE to blend. For more sweet­ness, pulse in 1 to 2 tablespoons honey.

Tip
Like salt, acid is a key component of great flavor. If a dish tastes flat and doesn’t need more salt, a little lemon juice or a hit of vinegar will usually brighten it up. This is true for vinaigrettes as well as soups, pan sauces, and pasta sauces.

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Ingredients

 ½ cup Lemon Juice, or a combination of the two
 2 tbsp Dijon mustard (or 2 teaspoons dried mustard powder)
 1 small shallot, halved
 1 garlic clove
 1 tsp Kosher Salt
 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1 ½ cups Extra-virgin olive oil or neutral oil (such as canola or grapeseed)

Directions

Preparation Method
1

Preparation Method

Place the vinegar (and/or lemon juice), mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper in the blender. Select MANUAL/SPEED 5. Remove the filler cap and use the emulsion cup to slowly drizzle in the oil while the blender is running and blend until the vinaigrette is creamy and thick. (Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Shake—or blend—to emulsify before using.)

Variation: Sesame Vinaigrette

Add 3 tablespoons soy sauce. Substi­tute 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil for 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. A few nice (but optional) additions include 1 tablespoon roughly chopped peeled fresh ginger, a pinch of red pepper flakes, a squeeze of Asian-style hot sauce (such as sambal oelek or Sriracha), a splash of mirin, or a squeeze of honey.

Variation: Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette
Substitute the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 or 4 lemons) for the vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon honey and increase the freshly ground black pepper to 1 tablespoon.

Variation: Raspberry-Walnut Vinaigrette

Use balsamic vinegar or raspberry vinegar; don’t use any lemon juice. Use canola oil, or 6 tablespoons walnut oil and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola; don’t use any olive oil. Reduce the Dijon mustard to 1 tablespoon or use 1 teaspoon dried mustard powder. Add 1 cup fresh raspberries to the blender. Select the PUREE setting. Once the cycle finishes, select MANUAL/SPEED 3. Add 1⁄2 cup toasted walnuts and PULSE to blend. For more sweet­ness, pulse in 1 to 2 tablespoons honey.

Tip
Like salt, acid is a key component of great flavor. If a dish tastes flat and doesn’t need more salt, a little lemon juice or a hit of vinegar will usually brighten it up. This is true for vinaigrettes as well as soups, pan sauces, and pasta sauces.

Classic Vinaigrette