That product is a much more liquid, and very dark reddish-brown color. is that correct or is that not really Russian dressing? My one question about the recipe is: Are you sure about the Miracle Whip? The main difference is that Russian dressing is more spicy and less sweet than Thousand Island. That is the only manufacturer that makes Russian I've found. No one knows exactly where the name comes from. I found two brands after scouring the entire store. Thanks for the recipe. Any dinner at home always included a garden salad drowning once more in delectable Russian dressing, this time homemade by my mother. Russian dressing is hard to find on the supermarket shelves, luckily it’s super simple to make your own! We mostly use it for my husband's favorite chicken dish, and not for salads. In a large bowl, mix the first six ingredients; stir in caraway seeds, if desired. (Colburn first named his experiment Russian mayonnaise, labels for which are … That pressing urge I felt in the grocery store had settled into a dull ache. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 26, 2008: funnebone, I'm just crazy about you and your work. Although I love Russian dressing on a good chef’s, house salad, or on a variation of a classic wedge salad, I use it on sandwiches far more often than salads.It’s a great way to recreate a classic NY/NJ deli experience at home, especially on a Reuben.. A now-closed delicatessen in my hometown always used Russian dressing … And you got to admit, it would go great with either roast or corned beef. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 30, 2011: Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 14, 2011: Great hub, I am glad to visit this article, Thanks for sharing. “I’m not sure which I like more: shrimp, or cocktail sauce,” is what I can hear myself saying, although I’d eat a sauceless shrimp any day, but would never eat a spoonful of … Trickle in oil last, slowly, while blender is running. Looking for the ONLY thing to have on my corned beef /swiss cheese/red cabbage on pumpernickel ( the 'red reuben). It is made by Wishbone. My recipe has been taste-tested by my daughter, who loves it. And thanks so much for sharing your chicken dish. marisuewrites from USA on April 08, 2009: I just have to tell you, this continues to be a new favorite dressing for my family. Definitely, there are many variations. Second, when I read the intro to your blog, I realized that the Russian dressing interest among the folks in Louisiana might have a lot to do with its Jewish population. I'm not up for a Russian vs. I like it. Thousand Island. Best, minnow. Some restaurants and dalis actually use Russian dressing, but label it Thousand Island to avoid confusing the customers. Cook all ingretiants in a Crock Pot on Low for 4 hours. And it worked perfect for a certain corned beef sandwich I had for lunch today. Get BBQ guides, recipes, gear reviews and great deals sent straight to your inbox. Here's a great series of posts at snopes.com where folks weigh in with their knowledge and opinions on the subject: Thanks so much for the good words. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on April 20, 2010: Marg, thanks for that info. The dark red, clear dressing that was sold commercially as "Russian" is bogus and as bogus as the orange French dresssing and the ketchup, sugar, oil and vinegar French dressing that people used to make at home to trick their children into eating salad. This creamy, salmon-colored condiment is perfect for a salad, cheeseburger, fried seafood dip, and more. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on February 19, 2009: Denny, I was so delighted to read your comment. MyRecipes has 70,000+ tested recipes and videos to help you be a better cook. Love your tip about adding a touch of hot sauce for the Reuben! The sauce also goes great with home smoked pastrami, burgers or sandwiches.. You get a little bit of heat from the horseradish and hot sauce, but you can easily tone it down if you don’t like spice. I'm eating a big bowl of salad with russian dressing right now. Follow that link up at the top, "Russian dressing" under "The Search Is On" for a history. Got it at Ralphs in San Diego (Kroger elsewhere) Enjoy! But now that you have this recipe, who cares about the grocery shelves? Thank You SO-O-O-O-O much! Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on July 17, 2010: new2u, no I have not. On a different note, Thousand Island was named for the region in New York state near the St Lawrence River (see wikipedia). marisuewrites from USA on April 15, 2008: Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on April 15, 2008: marisue, thank you for linking to my hub. Decided to search for it on the web and found this site. I was so thrilled. It was the best...still make it that way today. There was no Russian dressing in the store. Typically made from hard-cooked egg, lemon or orange juice, Very close in taste to the special sauce used on McDonald’s Big Mac. annemaeve from Philly Burbs on March 13, 2008: Hear hear. And we're all grateful for it! Thanks for subscribing! If you leave it out, the entire taste sensation disappears. Apparently, the dressing had gone missing, or worse. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 27, 2009: Hey Russianlover, this recipe is what I grew up with.