Monte's Sublime Salad Dressing

This has been a perennial family favorite for years.

  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/8 cup (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce*
  • Dash of hot sauce, or 1/8 tsp ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Romaine lettuce, ribs removed, chopped into bite-sized pieces

Mince the garlic clove and rub pieces around a chilled salad bowl. Wisk together all ingredients in a chilled salad bowl. Adjust ingredient portions to taste. Add romaine lettuce and mix thoroughly. Top with a grated sharp cheese, like Romano. Serves two.

* If you read the ingredients label of various brands of oyster sauces, you will see they vary greatly. The cheapest brands have little or no oyster extractives at all, while in the better brands it is the primary ingredient. Lee Kum Kee Premium Oyster Flavored Sauce seems to work best.

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