Sunday, March 28, 2010

Homemade Caesar Salad

I am a huge fan of Caesar Salads.  When hubby had a restaurant I think that I lived on the Caesar salad that was topped with blackened shrimp.  Since the restaurant has gone I have desperately been in search of a Caesar Salad fix.  This has been going on for about 8 years…:(

Then the other night we were watching TV and there seemed to be nothing on.  Turned on the Food Network and started watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” and Alex was talking about her favorite Caesar Salad from a Steakhouse somewhere.  Can’t really remember all the details because I was totally and one hundred percent lost once I saw the tableside Caesar being made.  At that moment I just knew it had been way too long since I had had a perfect Caesar.

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Homemade Caesar Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 head of chopped romaine lettuce
1 egg yolk (the egg is raw, I like to use cage free, hormone free and antibiotic free eggs when I am eating them raw)
ground pepper to taste
1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
2 tsp chopped anchovy
2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1-1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Clean lettuce thoroughly and dry in a salad spinner or in towels. Refrigerate until crisp, at least 1 hour or more.
  2. In a jar combine egg yolk, pepper, mustard, anchovy, garlic, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and 2 Tbsp of the Parmesan cheese. Whisk until well blended.
  3. To assemble, place torn lettuce leaves in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the top and toss until well coated. Add the remaining Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately!

This Caesar Salad was perfect.  Lots of garlic and lemon.  Just the way I like it!  Hubby loves his with some bacon added in.  Tailor this to your taste but definitely try it!

And here is the real kicker…this is only 5 WW Points!!!!

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8 comments:

Erica said...

Ohhhh I LOVE Caesar Salads! Never knew how to make dressing. Thanks for the post. will definitely give it a try!

Tenina said...

This does sound delicious...you cannot beat homemade dressing!

Kathleen said...

I LOVE Caesar salad! YUM! I'm your newest follower. Love your blog btw!!!

Peter M said...

Judy, this salad is pretty much how I make a Caesar - long live garlic!

Bellini Valli said...

Caesar salad is one of those classics we will never, ever tire of. This looks like a creamy dressing that will win our hearts.

Elle said...

LOVE Caesar Salad! And yes, you've got to have the anchovies in them. Don't you love it when you have a craving so badly that you need to have whatever it is, immediately???

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

You know, you are right Judy - Caesar salad is one of those things that is done so wrong, so much of the time. Yours looks so yummy. Perfect for salad weather! :)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks wonderful!! A few months ago in my Gourmet girl cooking group we did prepared a Caesar salad but grilled the lettuce and it was wonderful - Recipe was Compliments of the Neelys!