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Posted on 04 January 2012 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato-Red Wine and Black Pepper Vinaigrette

By David Harbilas

Vinegars infused with herbs and fruits seemed to be a trend that came and quickly went in the early ‘80’s, a seemingly bland, health-conscious choice over creamy dressings.

Yet we never really seemed to learn the lessons of these early innovations, which is a shame since improving on those early methods is a relatively simple matter.

Rather than simply placing an assortment of tomatoes in a jar with some vinegar, here a jam-like sauce is made and allowed to cook with a mixture of both red wine and red wine vinegar.

The tomato is actually not the star ingredient and acts more like a seasoning. This sauce goes well with beef, chicken, and pork, as well as salads.

Makes about 2 cups

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Posted on 20 November 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato-Sweet Garlic Vinaigrette

tomato-garlic-vinaigretteBy David Harbilas

This is a simple vinaigrette that can be used on salads but that really shines on chicken or fish dishes.

It gets its sweetness partly from honey but also from using blanched garlic, which has some of the sweetness of roasted garlic without any of its bitterness.

Tomatoes are, of course, what rounds it out. Peeling and seeding them before making the dressing ensures a balances between sweet and sour.

Makes about 2 cups dressing

  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and rough chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar Read the rest of this entry »
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