Blending mustards in the dressing makes the flavors deeper and more complex, just like a good wine.
Servings: Makes 8 servings
Ingredients 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1 tablespoon minced shallots1 teaspoon dry mustard1 teaspoon yellow mustard seedsSalt and freshly ground pepper3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil3/4 cup vegetable oil1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme2 Granny Smith or other tart green apples , cored and thinly sliced3/4 pound frisee , torn into 3-inch pieces1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (such as Maytag)
In a food processor, combine Dijon mustard, shallots, dry mustard, mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; process until smooth. With machine running, gradually add oils in a slow, steady stream until blended. Whisk in thyme. Makes 1 3/4 cups of dressing.
In a 12-inch skillet over medium flame, heat 1/3 cup dressing. Add apples and cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, just until heated through. Refrigerate remaining dressing; will keep up to one week.
In a large bowl, combine frisée and blue cheese; add apple mixture, salt and pepper. Toss and serve immediately.