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Emulsions

Buttermilk Vinaigrette

Ingredients

2 egg yolks, cold

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

½ cup olive oil

½ cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

1 cup buttermilk, cold

1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, add the egg yolks and mustard and whisk until just combined (you can also use an electric mixer or food processor).

 

Continue to whisk while slowly drizzling in the olive oil and vegetable oil. Start very slowly and gently increase the flow so as not to break the emulsion.

When the mixture is thick and creamy, add the dill. Stir in the buttermilk, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper and taste for seasoning.

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How-To Tuesdays

Emulsions

What is an emulsion?  Simply put, it’s a semi-stable combination of something water-based and something oil-based.  You know emulsions from delicious things like salad dressing, Hollandaise sauce, and aioli.  Learn the basic technique for creating any emulsion with Mario LaPosta, executive chef at Babbo Pizzeria in Boston.

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