Well Friday night we had a girl's night and Mom, dear sister and I tried out sister's new Instant Pot. We made our family recipe for Beef Tips with Mushrooms and a green salad with Green Goddess Dressing. Just like back in the day at Murrell's. It was a really fun evening. I conquered my slight fear of pressure cooking and recreated family memories. The Instant Pot is amazing! It cooked the beef perfectly in like 20 minutes. The traditional recipe takes like an hour and a half. Everyone really enjoyed the meal. I see many Instant Pot post in the future. But this post is about the dressing.
Green Goddess Dressing is both creamy and savory. It uses both mayonnaise and sour cream for the base of the dressing. The savoriness comes from fresh herbs and anchovies. Yep I said anchovies! Now don't leave yet. Trust me if you haven't had anchovies in a dressing or sauce please try it. It is not like those salty little fishes on pizza. When you cook with them they add a unrecognizable depth of savoy flavor to your dish or dressing. Think of it as salt or Parmesan or blue cheese. It can be strong or you can over do, but used in the right way it is magical. This dressing is a must try it is so different and very delicious.
Green Goddess Dressing
Makes about 3 cups
2 oz. can anchovy fillets
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 Tbsp chopped chives
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of freshly ground pepper
Put all ingredients in a blender; blend until herbs are very fine and dressing is smooth and light green in color. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Best if allowed to blend for some time.
Since the dressing recipe makes 3 cups, I was able to make
a couple of Masonables. I made a mason jar salad.
And a Masonable with celery, carrots and cucumbers
with Green Goddess in the fruit cup.
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