Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pork Belly and Louis Dressing....

Saltus River Grill....

A fabulous restaurant in Beaufort, where we tried some excellent local fare. They love to work with fresh locally grown stuff - easier in this climate than in our very own Canadian cold. But wow. Loved it. I had two special treats there -

First, I had the sweet and succulent clump crab salad, with boiled eggs, on iceberg, and louie dressing....mmmmm - kinda like Thousand Island but not quite as WT. Then, oh yeah, the and pork belly..Apparently, as a Canadian I crave it - this was braised in a soy type glaze, with bok choy and steamed rice. Here is a funny little article.

Louie dressing recipe -from

1 cup Mayonnaise - low fat
1/2 cup seafood cocktail sauce
1 tb Parsley - fresh, minced
1 teaspoon Lemon juice - fresh squeezed
1 ts Horseradish, prepared
1/2 teaspoon Onion - grated
1/8 ts Salt
1/8 ts Pepper

I thought for sure it had little pieces of gherkins in it, but perhaps only in my imagination.

Then there is this version from - also looks do-able, maybe these are the green bits....

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Chili Sauce
1/4 cup cream
1-1/2 tablespoons finely minced green bell pepper
3 tablespoons finely minced onion
1 hard boiled egg; grated
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons finely minced parsley
1 tablespoon cream
3/4 cup Catsup

Michael had the butter lettuce salad with chevre toasts, and then the roasted salmon with peas and a reduction.

We had a fabulous New Zealand white - Redcliffe, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, not sure of the year not on the menu.

Loved it. and ironally, when I called in my reservation....he thought my name was Cake. I thought that was funny, and had half a mind not to correct..


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