Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Chart House Bleu Cheese Dressing
For me, this is the standard of Bleu Cheese salad dressings. I have to be honest, I have never used another recipe since this is what bleu cheese dressing should be, at least in my opinion. Many decades ago, living in California, I used to eat at the Chart House restaurant. Imagination my amazement when I asked for and received their recipe for my favorite salad dressing. I have yet to find another restaurant who will share their recipes.
A note, this really needs to be made at least a day ahead to let the flavors come to full fruition. Believe me, it is worth the wait.
CHART HOUSE BLEU CHEESE DRESSING (makes about 2 1/2 cups)
Place in mixing bowl:
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
scant 1/2 tsp salt
scant 1/3 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Blend 2 minutes at low speed. Add:
1 1/3 cup mayo
Blend 30 seconds at low speed. Then blend 2 minutes at medium speed. Crumble:
4 oz bleu cheese by hand into very small pieces
Add to mixture. Blend at low speed, no longer than 4 minutes.
Allow to rest for 24 hours before using.
Recipe Source: Chart House Restaurant, Monterey, California