The original Palace Hotel opened on this day in
The herby green dressing was served at this dinner with a salad of artichokes filled with seafood: naturally it was called “Green Goddess Dressing”, and it has been on the menu at the hotel ever since. It seems that it has had several tweakings at the whim of various chefs ever since, but essentially is a mayonnaise base with a lot of herbs plus anchovies. Recipes abound on the internet, and many claim to be the original version (the versions containing sour cream are not likely). I have been unable to find the truly original version, but this one is probably close.
Green Goddess Dressing.
2 cups mayonnaise
1 garlic clove
4 anchovy fillets, minced or finely chopped
1 chopped green onion
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
Mix well together: for authenticity the ingredients should be chopped or crushed (no electric blenders in 1923).
¾ cup Mayonnaise Dressing
2 tablespoons tomato puree
½ tablespoon lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon A.I. sauce
Mix ingredients in order given.
To obtain tomato puree drain one-half can tomatoes, put in saucepan, bring to the boiling point and let simmer until reduced one-half. Force through a fine strainer, return to saucepan and let simmer (having an asbestos cover under saucepan) until thick in consistency.
to be served with ….
Separate French Endive into pieces and clean; drain and chill. Cut cold cooked beets in one-quarter-inch slices and slices into rings and fancy shapes, using a French vegetable cutter. Arrange pieces of endive through beet rings. Arrange for individual service on crisp lettuce leaves, allowing two leaves, two bunches of endive in rings and five shapes for each portion.
¼ cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Tomato Catsup
½ tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
¼ cup French Dressing
3 drops Tabasco Sauce
Add French Dressing slowly to Mayonnaise Dressing, stirring constantly; then add remaining ingredients.
Tomorrow’s Story …
Quotation for the Day …
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion. Ambrose Bierce.