Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ingredient: Reuben Sandwich Dressing

Developed January, 2015. The 'correct' dressing for a Reuben sandwich (a grilled sandwich of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on deli rye) has many definitions and designations. 'Russian' dressing and 'Thousand Island' dressing are widely cited, but rarely defined. Here is a picquant dressing that nicely complements The Reuben's flavorsome ingredients.
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c ketchup
1/4 c hot mustard (English or Dijon)
2 T prepared horseradish, drained
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t lemon juice
1/4 c dry minced onion
1/2 t salt
Add ingredients to a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to mature for at least an hour. Refrigerate unused portion in tightly closed container. Yields about a cup of dressing.