Perfect Caesar Salad

    Perfect Caesar Salad


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    Caesar salad is a popular side salad and main but they are often simplified versions of the truly outrageous version here that is made from scratch.

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 4 tablespoons safflower oil
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 (45g) tin anchovy fillets
    • 1 egg
    • 1 French baguette, cut into 1 cm pieces
    • 4 tablespoons melted butter
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
    • 1 large head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
    2. Prepare the dressing in a glass jar by combining the garlic, oil, salt, mustard, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and lemon juice.
    3. Rinse anchovy fillets under warm water, pat dry on paper towels and roughly chop them. Place anchovy in jar with other ingredients. Cover with tight fitting lid and shake to mix.
    4. To coddle the egg: Bring 5cm of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Carefully lower egg into water, remove from heat and let stand for 1 minute. Remove and set aside to cool.
    5. Crack open the egg and with a spoon, scrape out all yolk (even the runny white). Use a wire whisk and whip in a small bowl until very frothy. Pour egg into the rest of the dressing and mix well.
    6. Prepare the croutons by combining the bread cubes, melted butter, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon grated cheese. Toss well to coat bread, then place in a single layer on a large baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
    7. Prepare salad in a large bowl by combining the romaine, 1/2 cup grated cheese, the dressing and croutons to taste. Toss well to coat and serve.

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    Delicious,Great recipe, I made two added chicken to one and Chorizo sausage in the other, enjoyed it very much thanks. - 05 Jan 2013

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