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Green Goddess dressing was invented in honor of George Arliss at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the 1920s. George was starring in a show named “The Green Goddess” and it was a huge hit. The dressing still is. Shout out to Melissa Clark for switching up the base of the dressing from mayonnaise and sour cream to buttermilk making it thin enough to use as marinade. Here, I combine what I love about the original recipe--anchovies, parsley, chive and tarragon--with buttermilk. -- Rachael
Serve with reserved sauce and roast tomatoes or green beans alongside.
For roast tomatoes: Roast 3 pounds halved Roma tomatoes or 3 pints fat, whole cherry tomatoes at 350°F with olive oil, 4 large crushed garlic cloves, several tarragon stems, salt and pepper for 1 hour. Remove and let stand at room temp, transfer to serving dish.
For the green beans: Roast 1 1/2 pounds green beans with 6 shallots, quartered into wedges, dressed with olive oil, salt and pepper, at 500°F for 30 minutes while chicken roasts. Remove and transfer to platter and top with blue cheese crumbles or smoked blue cheese crumbles.