Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mayhaw jelly vinaigrette

The mayhaw is a southern speciality, and is celebrated in Louisiana, Georgia, and several other southern states. The mayhaw is a fruit that grows on trees which like swamps and warm temperatures. It has it's own individual taste, which many compare to a crab apple. Mayhaws are used to make jelly, and the jelly in turn is used to make a marvelously southern salad dressing. If you don't have mayhaw jelly, use any kind of jelly you like. The dressing will taste delicious!


1/2 cup jelly
1 tsp Dijon mustard
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


Mix the jelly, mustard, red pepper flakes and garlic together in a bowl or jar. Add the olive oil and whisk until combined.

Makes about 1-1/4 cup dressing

Stealthy Cooking Tip: This dressing is about color. It will take on a jewel tone color of whichever jelly you use and can be quite beautiful to look at.  A little goes a long way!

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