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Sweet and Spicy Oriental Dressing

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Entertaining the Bakersfield Way by Miles Johnson

With great flavor, you'll want to use this dressing not only for special occasions, but for any party you throw. And because it's so easy, you might find it a mainstay at any dinner.


  • 1 C Peanut Oil
  • 2 tbsp. crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 C Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar


  1. Place the peanut oil in a large skillet, add the red pepper flakes, and turn the heat to medium-high. In short order, the oil will begin to heat up and, in the process, draw out the spicy oils of the red pepper flakes.
  2. Just as the pepper flakes begin to pop remove the skillet from heat and set aside.
  3. Allow to cool to room temperature. Do not allow the oil to over heat as the flavor will be compromised.
  4. When the oil has reached room temperature, strain out red pepper flakes through a coffee filter.
  5. Funnel spiced-up peanut oil into cruet. Dissolve sugar in vinegar and funnel into another cruet. Pair this tasty dressing with a selection of crisp greens and your salad is ready to go.