Vampire Slaying Caesar Salad
Yes, this caesar salad is that garlicy. If that’s not to your taste just add less, but you never know when Edward Cullen might be lurking around your doorstep right? Although, if you’re one of those Twi-hard types, maybe that’ll be NO garlic for you.
I got this caesar salad recipe from the newspaper 20 years ago and for some reason have it in my memory that it was the EARLS restaurants caesar dressing recipe. Not sure if they would actually allow that to be published (because their caesar salad is the bomb) and why would they want you to be able to make it at home when you could just come to Earls and pay $8 for it there? Anyways, whatever the case, the dressing tastes an awful lot like theirs and is super duper easy to make in your blender. Hail Caesar (salad!) The main difference is that theirs has mustard seeds in it. I’m going to pout some in mine next time I think…
1 tbsp. crushed garlic
50 gram can of anchovies
3 dashes of Worchestershire sauce
dash of tobasco
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 egg (omit if you’re squicked out by raw egg)
1 cup of veg. oil
pinch of salt and white pepper
Parmesan Cheese to taste
1. Drain the anchovies and chop finely. If you don’t like anchovies I would still put them in the caesar salad. You won’t even taste them once it’s all blended together and it’s a very important element to making the caesar salad amazing!
2. Crush or finely chop your garlic. Mmmmm…. I love garlic.
3. Throw all the ingredients into your blender EXCEPT the oil, salt and pepper. Blend it all together until its mush.
4. Add the oil while you have the blender on a high-ish speed in a thin stream. This will help emulsify (thicken) your dressing into a mayonaissse type consistency.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste. I usually use black paper instead of white because well, I don’t have any white pepper!
5. Wash and cut up your lettuce. Rip it if you prefer… I like the cut romaine for my caesar salad personally, I think it looks nicer and makes it easier to eat.
6. Toss the dressing with the lettuce in a big bowl preferable. Because the dressing is so think you need room to properly coat the leaves. Try using 2 heaping spoons of dressing to start with and add more as you see how “dressed” the salad gets. I like to use more than less dressing (because it really is THAT good) but use your own judgement and wing it!
7. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese – the real stuff! No KRAFT parmesan (yes, I’m judgy about this) and croutons. I like to make my own croutons, but didn’t have time today so my caesar salad has store bought today. Still GOOD!
I hope you like my recipe for caesar salad! Do you have a caesar sale recipe of your own to share? I’m always looking for twists on the classics!