SeaBlueLee asked for a Rhubarb dressing recipe...this is for her!
Well...I experimented...a lot! Hee Hee!
The first thing I made was a Rhubarb Salad dressing...OMG! It was so good!
Strawberry Rhubarb Salad Dressing...
1/8 cup honey
1 cup sliced rhubarb (about 1-2 stalks)
1 cups chopped fresh strawberries
1/4 diced red onion
3 tablespoons cup white wine vinegar
Zest of 1 lemon
1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
In a medium sauce pan, stir together honey and water. Bring to a boil and add rhubarb, strawberries and onions. Continue to boil for another 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat and stir in vinegar and lemon zest. Simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by half and rhubarb is tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
I didn't use the lemon zest because I didn't have any...and I didn't use Honey because I didn't have any...I used regular syrup...AND I didn't have White Wine Vinegar...I used Apple Cider Vinegar...HEE HEE!
It not only tastes good...it is really pretty! A light pink color with the consistency of a regular store bought dressing...
Pour it on fresh spinach salad...with tomatoes, chopped onion, sharp cheddar cheese and carrots and you will fall over in bliss!
I used my Alpine strawberries...out of my garden...it takes A LOT of those little berries but since I have 31 plants and they grow all summer, it wasn't a problem....I have these little berries because someone told me they were impossible to germinate and grow....hmmmm...don't ever listen to someone when they say that...I poured all the seeds in a strawberry container from Wal Mart full of potting soil and stuck them in my living room window...they all germinated...and they ALL are growing still! They are scrumptious but they have an amazing strawberry-y taste...AND they grow all season!
|Alpine Strawberries lining beds...|
I also made rhubarb sauce...it's like apple sauce! I put it in my Oatmeal...warm over Vanilla Ice Cream and spooned it into Vanilla Yogurt....
1 lb cubed Rhubarb
1/4 Cup water
1/2 C. Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a pot and stir together. Cover, and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce is simmering, remove the lid, stir, and cook for about 5 more minutes until the rhubarb is soft. Let cool... Put it in a blender to make smooth if you like...you can also add or decrease the sugar to taste...
And last but not least....Rhubarb Sauce for Pork Roast...
4 cups cubed Rhubarb
1/2 C. Honey
1/4 C. Water
1/8 tsp Ginger (more if you like)
1/8 tsp. Onion Powder
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
Stew all ingredients together til Rhubarb is soft...mash with potato masher for a lumpy consistency for dipping or put in a blender for a smoother consistency...I used pepper like it was going out of style because I love the sweet/tart hot taste...
I glazed my roast with the sauce half way through the cooking time...LOVED it! with fresh carrots and oven roasted potatoes...
Rhubarb is just one of the many plants people tend to ignore, any more....but it is an amazingly adaptable vegetable that is usually free for the taking!