Tuesday, April 15, 2014
My favorite salad in the whole wide world is a Cobb Salad. Perfection. But a distant second is a Crab Louis. I don't know if it it's the crab or the dressing. And since a Crab Louis has boundless variations (asparagus, cucumbers, avocados, black or green olives), the dressing is pretty much a staple. So this post is about the dressing.
This recipe is a staple. As with the salad, you could certainly vary it in several ways. But this is a great place to start.
LOUIS DRESSING (makes about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup mayo
2 Tbsp chili sauce
1 Tbsp grated onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
S&P to taste
1 Tbsp cream or half-and-half
hot sauce to taste
Mix all ingredients. Chill several hours to allow flavors to combine.
Recipe Source: South Beach Diet cookbook, p. 227