Here is a strange fact about Russian dressing

You know how if you go to make Russian dressing at home, and you look in your cookbook or on the internet, it tells you to start with mayonnaise and ketchup? Like this? http://www.marthastewart.com/263013/russian-dressing

Well, it turns out that if you do what I did last night, you wind up with something equally good, if not better. The weird part is, there’s no mayonnaise or ketchup involved.

Take about 3-4 oz. roasted red pepper; 3-4 oz. cream cheese; 4 tbs. olive oil; 2 tbs. bottled mustard: whizz in food processor. Add water to thin. Process until very smooth. Fold in 1 tb. sweet pickle relish, 1 tb. prepared horseradish, and 1 tsp. capers.

This is excellent with leftover flank steak and can be used to dress a pasta salad very effectively. It might even have nutritional value, I’m not sure. I should ask around.

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