This week I Heart Cooking Clubs is cooking up Sauces & Salsas from Rick Bayless.
With the loads of salsa recipes available from Rick Bayless (really, he has gobs of 'em), you'd think I could have easily picked one. Story of my life...I tend to zig where others zag.
The Rick Bayless recipe that caught my eye this week is Pickled Jalapeno Dressing (Aderezo Picante) from Mexican Everyday.
At first, my family and I were not thrilled with this dressing. The only flavor we detected was vinegar. And it was overwhelming.
Next day it was the same story.
But then something happened around day 3-4. After sitting in a jar in the fridge, this dressing came alive. Guess it needed some alone time to think about what it could accomplish. After day 3, the flavors met to produce a pretty tasty and different salad dressing. Surprisingly, this dressing is not all that spicy.
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Pickled Jalapeno Dressing (Aderezo Picante)
from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless
Makes about 1 1/4 cups
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 canned pickled jalapeno, stemmed
1 Tbsp jalapeno pickling liquid
Combine the oil, vinegar, jalapeno, pickling liquid, and a scant teaspoon of salt in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Taste and season with more salt if needed. Pour into a jar, seal, and refrigerate until using. Shake well immediately before serving.
*I found this dressing needed to sit a few days for the flavors to come together.
*Rick Bayless says: Any pickled chile will work, though a habanero will be very hot. A couple of cloves of roasted garlic will add a richness to the dressing.