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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Caesar Salad

One of the top salad's in my opinion is Caesar salad.  What a perfect combination of flavors without the egg.  So I search and try many a recipe seeking perfection and I think this recipe belongs in the top five.

Caesar Salad
from America's Test Kitchen
Family Cookbook

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup buttermilk or non-fat milk and 1/4t lemon juice mixed
7 anchovy fillets
2t Worcestershire
2t dijon mustard
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4t salt
1/2t pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

~ blend all the ingredient except the olive oil in a blender on high speed until smooth
~ with motor running slowly add the oil in a steady stream

3 romaine hearts or fresh butter lettuce torn into bit size pieces
2oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese

~ toss lettuce and Parmesan cheese
~ add dressing and croutons

loaf of day old bread cut into cubes
2 minced garlic cloves
2 or more olive oil

~ heat large cast iron skillet high heat
~ add oil and heat
~ add garlic and brown slight
~ toss in bread turning to brown

from our garden: butter lettuce

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