Monday, March 23, 2009

Blue Caesar Dressing

2 whole anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained and finely chopped
1 oz sharp Blue Cheese, such as Tiger Blue from Poplar Grove
5 whole cloves garlic, roasted in olive oil until soft
2 tsp garlic infused olive oil (from roasting)
1 tbs whole capers, coarsely chopped
1 tbs Port
1 cup good quality or home-made mayonnaise
2 dashes hot sauce (or to taste)
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (or to taste)
kosher or sea salt to taste

In a medium bowl, gently whisk together all ingredients, adjusting seasoning to taste. Serve over Romaine lettuce hearts and sprinkle with extra cracked black pepper and kosher or sea salt.

Where to find it: For Poplar Grove’s Tiger Blue, which is made in the style of a stilton and is also excellent served over a good steak, visit Okanagan Grocery, next to Cod Father’s in Kelowna’s Mission area. Or visit Poplar Grove’s website at For those a little shy about blue, try their Naramata Bench Blue. A milder, creamier offering with only a hint of that characteristic stink.

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