Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

American steak houses are known for their juicy steaks, delectable desserts, and mouthwatering side dishes. But one thing that really sets them apart is their homemade sauces and dressings. And when it comes to steakhouse salads, the star of the show is undoubtedly the blue cheese dressing. So, why not try recreating the famous Ruth’s Chris blue cheese dressing right in your own kitchen? As a former employee of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, I can show you how it’s done. And to top it off, I’ll even share the recipe for their popular wedge salad.

Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Ingredients and Preparation

To make the salad dressing, gather the following ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of premium crumbled blue cheese
  • Mayonnaise (preferably Dukes)
  • Cultured buttermilk
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh lemon
  • Fresh garlic
  • Nutmeg
  • Tabasco brand hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground white pepper
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Kosher salt

For the salad itself, you’ll need:

  • 2 heads of iceberg lettuce
  • 4 strips of extra thick-cut bacon
  • Field green mix
  • Cherry tomatoes

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of full-fat sour cream, 1 cup of mayonnaise (preferably Duke’s), 1/2 cup of whole cultured buttermilk, 6 ounces of crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1 grated medium-sized garlic clove, the zest of one whole lemon (outer portion only), and the juice of half of that lemon. Add 2 teaspoons of Tabasco brand hot sauce and 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. Finally, season the dressing with 1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, and 6 cranks of cracked black pepper. Whisk all the ingredients together until well blended, then refrigerate the dressing for at least 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Assembling the Salad

To enjoy this delicious dressing, plate it up with the following steps:

  1. Take one head of iceberg lettuce and cut it into quarters.
  2. On your serving plate, scatter some fresh field greens.
  3. Place 1/4 of your iceberg lettuce (one wedge) onto the field greens.
  4. Drizzle the blue cheese dressing generously over the top.
  5. Sprinkle crispy, cooked bacon on the salad.
  6. Optional: Add cherry tomatoes and homemade croutons for extra flavor and crunch.

Of course, you can personalize your salad by adding other toppings like slivered red onion, hearts of palm, avocado, or hard-boiled egg. But remember, the star of the show is the blue cheese dressing that makes Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse famous.

The Verdict

Now it’s time for the moment of truth. Trust me, this dressing is spot-on! The creamy texture and rich blue cheese flavor will transport you straight to the steakhouse. Don’t forget to sprinkle a bit of crumbled blue cheese on top for that extra touch of perfection.

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