Friday, July 8, 2011

Lemon Caesar Salad and FIVE FOR FRIDAYS. Five Photos...and a Recipe.

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Lemon Caesar Salad
completely adapted from Lemon Caesar Salad found on epicurious.com

Dressing:

2 cloves of garlic, very finely mashed into a paste with 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon anchovy paste
2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large egg, boiled for 1 minute
1 tablespoon Mayonnaise (optional, but I though it added a nice consistency to the dressing)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

3 hearts romaine lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed, patted dry and chopped
4 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2-4 cups homemade croutons  (I just cut up a baguette, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with a bit of garlic powder and bake in a 400 degree oven about 8 minutes or until browning on the edges. YOU CAN NOT MAKE TOO MANY!!!)

Directions:

In a large salad bowl combine garlic, anchovy paste, lemon zest and juice, vinegar and mustard. Whisking constantly, add egg and drizzle in olive oil until thickened. Whisk in Mayonnaise if you're using. Season with pepper.

Add your Romain lettuce to the bowl with the dressing. Add your cheese. Toss well with tongs and top with homemade croutons.

16 comments:

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

YUM!!!!! This looks so good! I agree with the croutons, too much is never enough :) Homemade caesar salad is just amazing stuff, can't wait to try this one!

Mushrooms Canada said...

Carolyn, this looks waaaay better than the Caesar salad I made last night! Glad that I could inspire you! :)
- Brittany

Santosh Bangar said...

salad is healthy and filling

Santosh Bangar said...

salad is healthy and filling

Santosh Bangar said...

salad is healthy and filling

Clint said...

I love Caesar salad. Except for the anchovies, of course. I tried giving them to the cat but no dice. I figured no problem since I got a dog that'll eat anything. He turned out to be more discriminating than I imagined, however, and likewise turned up his nose at it.

But, not to worry---the salad was good. Your recipe and pics look fantastic.

Jennifurla said...

This salad seems like it would perk me right up.

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

You lost me with the caesar salad, but I am drooling over your croutons! Oh good heavens. My mouth is watering.

StephenC said...

There is an expression I'm fond of: thing o'beauty. This is one of them. I adore Caesar salad.

Nicole said...

Love the anchovy paste. How do you get so much light in your photos?!?!?!? Beautiful!

Bo said...

I love Caesar salad! Five pics...perfect number.

Care's Kitchen said...

Thanks all! If you love Caesar Salad...you have to try this recipe! Don't skip the anchovy paste either (Clint) ;) ...it just gives it that bit of authentic flavor and a great depth - it's not at all "fishy" :)

Marc van der Wouw said...

Great salad..simple but very nice...love the home made croutons..

Pam said...

What a great looking salad! I know it has to be delicious! Great pics too!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Beautiful salad.

Karen said...

I will just take that giant bowl of croutons, if you don't mind. YUM!