Salads. What do you about getting the best dressed salad? I've become a bit poncy about the old olive oil and worry that I'm going to end up spending more on that than I do on wine. But given that one has forked out a fair bit for something that's been hand-pressed by virgins in the Tuscan sunshine and then bottled lovingly by pixies is it fair to start interfering with it?
If the paragraph before was poncy then now comes the screaming middle-class bit – my normal salad dressing would consist of one of my many vinegars – let's say an apple balsamic for the sake of the Good Food Guide. Anyway, I'd do three times the amount of oil to vinegar and there would be some mashed garlic, a bit of shallot and some fancy mustard as well. Then I'd whisk it in a big bowl and add the salad to that and then toss (with my aged, Native American , hand-turned, elm salad servers).
Then I put the fish fingers on the plate and drizzle the baked beans across.
But seriously. Any good salad dressing recipes would be much appreciated.