Caesar Salad

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There’s an ridiculously good restaurant in Bermuda called the Waterlot Inn . They make the Caesar salad table-side at that restaurant and it’s delicious. I’ve always wondered about making my own Cesar dressing since I’m pretty particular about the taste of it, i.e. I don’t care for a strong fishy taste and I like a little heat. I found this recipe and tweaked it to make it the perfect fresh tasting Cesar dressing (in my opinion). Feel free to adjust the ingredients until you get your perfect Caesar.

Caesar Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 coddled yolks
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • A few dashes of Tabasco (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
  • Fresh croutons

Directions:

  1. Place the yolks, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon, Tabasco and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend/process until smooth (about 30 seconds)
  2. The the blender/food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the mixture emulsifies
  3. Stir in the Parmesan and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to your taste
    • Refrigerate the dressing if you're not going to use it immediately

To Assemble the Salad...

  • Tear the lettuce into a large bowl and add enough dressing to your liking - garnish with more Parmesan cheese and croutons and toss the salad well

Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence