Thursday, July 26, 2007
Crème Fraiche and grilled lemon dressing
1 large lemon halved
3tbsp olive oil
3tbsp crème fraiche, or mayonnaise
2 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and soy sauce
Grill your lemon halves on a griddle pan for 5 minutes until soft and charred. Squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix together and season to taste.
This was a last minute thing. I decided salad would be good, so had to look around quick for a fun dressing. This one was from Jamie Oliver. As it was not planned in advance, I had to use mayo instead of crème fraiche (it’s what I have in the house). Not a problem at all. This dressing was so good! Tangy and fresh tasting and everything you want your salad to be. One tip though, use it sparingly. This is a strong dressing and a little goes a long way.
As for making it, you can assemble all the other ingredients while the lemons are grilling. When they are done, just add their juice to the bowl that has the rest already, and mix. Start to finish 6 minutes. Fabulous.