Shield's Tavern Herb Dressing

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

The Shield's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg opened in the 1740s and was a familiar gathering spot for burgesses, travelers, and townspeople. This recipe for herb dressing from a flier my mother received at Williamsburg is a favorite in our house! Cook time includes chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the pepper, salt, mustard, egg yolk, and vinegars.
  2. Whisking constantly, gradually add the oil slowly and gradually until the dressing is emulsified and becomes creamy.
  3. Whisk in the curry powder, thyme, and oregano.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour before serving, so that the herbs can release their flavor into the mixture.
  5. Note: please notice that there is raw egg yolk in this dressing- pregnant women are generally advised to avoid foods containing raw eggs.
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I love the Shield's Tavern herb dressing and have been making it for years from a recipe I procured while dining at the tavern. The listed amount of vinegar is incorrect. It should read a total of 1/3 third of a cup of vinegar, half red wine and half cider vinegar .