Next to a good Caesar Salad, Pacific Rim Salad Dressing is my very favorite dressing. We came upon this years ago. In fact, the original recipe was published in the December 2001 issue of Bon Appetit.
It is the best dressing to go with seafood, be it salmon, scallops, shrimp, etc. Tonight we had grilled salmon and Romaine lettuce with Pacific Rim Dressing. It is worth the try.
Pacific Rim Salad Dressing
Juice of one lime
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon lemongrass, minced
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla)
2 garlic gloves, minced
1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce ( we always use Sriracha)
1/2 cup olive oil
I large head romaine lettuce, torn in bite-size pieces
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Combine lime juice and next 7 ingredients in processor. While processor is running, add olive oil slowly and process until thickened.
Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add dressing and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
We always use Gourmet Garden Lemon Grass in a tube. Because we don't have a large Oriental community near us, this works very well and is much easier to find.
This salad with grilled salmon and a bottle of French Marsanne Viognier..it just doesn't get much better.