Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing
By: Todd Wilbur
As far as salad dressings go, this is one of the most requested, and tasty. At the Benihana chain of hibachi grill restaurants, you are served a side salad before your meal that is doused
with this tangy, slightly sweet, fresh ginger dressing. This Top Secret Recipes version of that dressing is a real cinch to make, once you've got the ingredients. Just dump everything into a blender, whiz it, and you're set. Although this recipe is inspired by the many variations of the clone recipe that are floating around (and that I have received by e-mail), you should know that this is an original never-before -published creation that comes closer to the original product than any other version I have seen. See what you think.
1/2 cup minced onion 1/2 cup peanut oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 2 tablespoons minced celery
2 tablespoons ketchup 4 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed for about 30 seconds or until all of the ginger is well-pureed. (http://www.topsecretrecipes.com) Makes 1 3/4 cups.