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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hail Caesar With Extra Anchovies

Had this main course size salad with a big bowl of lentil and cabbage soup. Ony gorgeous.

Easy Caesar dressing:
Real Mayonnaise (as in Best or whatever exists chez vous)
Peeled garlic cloves
Red Wine vinegar of good quality
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper

In a small food processor put the anchovies and garlic and pulverize them. Add olive oil and mix (this is all in the food processor) then taste to see if you want more garlic or anchovy. The mix will be thick at this point so add some vinegar to dilute it, and then add the olive oil. Mix the whole thing again and correct the seasoning. If, at this point your mix is too thick but you like the taste then add a little warm water till you get the desired consistency. I have not put quantities down here as tastes vary in both anchovy and garlic. I used about one head of garlic and a flat tin of anchovies.

It is a good idea to make your dressing a little more seasoned than you normally would because you are going to mix it with romaine and that will dilute the taste.

Put your washed romaine leaves in a bowl and add the dressing mix so all the leaves are well covered. Remember to dress the bowl not the salad. You don't want your lettuce swimming in dressing. Then add the cheese, taste once more to correct the seasoning and serve. This is usually served with grilled bread and grated cheese on top.

You can also serve it with grilled salmon, grilled shrimp or chicken.

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