Dijon Vinaigrette

Dijon Vinaigrette
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A simple mustard-based French-style vinaigrette from chef Luc Dimnet of Brasserie in New York City that is used to finish his Frisée aux Lardons and Haricots Verts Salads.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 shallots, thinly chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Place mustard in a bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil, then vinegar. Add shallots if using. Season with salt and pepper.

Vinaigrette Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Vinaigrette Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!