Caesar's Salad

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, May 1, 2009.

  1. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I'm doing well when my wife tells me that she'll never order Caesar's Salad out in a restaurant again... (and this is a woman who's had her share of fancy NYC restaurant dinners)... Indulge yourself and someone you love. Make it like we do, in a decent sized bowl, we share it right outta the bowl (we're honeymooners).

    The story goes that this was originally invented by a chef in Tijuanna named Caesar Cardini. He made it for some aviator friends who used to stop in a lot. He called it the Aviator Salad after them. It got to where everyone heard about it and came in ordering "Caesar's Salad". Of course I am sure you've heard lots of stories but this is the one that sticks for me.

    A couple of fine points to follow:

    use the lighter colored part of the romaine hearts
    soak those hearts for quite a while in a big bowl of ice water, then drain well.

    Follow the food safety precautions in the Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe (PLEASE !!)

    Mis en place:

    2 hearts of romaine, quenched and drained, cut in 1 inch pieces
    3/4 cup Caesar Salad Dressing
    cup homemade croutons
    1 cup fresh grated reggianno parmesan

    Arrange drained romaine pieces in bowl, add dressing, toss well. Check for flavor, is it enough dressing, if not add more. Now season with some fresh cracked pepper. Add parmesan cheese and croutons, Toss again and serve.
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    Big Mike...Are you going to make me sign up for your cigar forum just so I can see your caesar salad recipe? Shame on you [​IMG]
  3. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sorry about that !! I updated this recipe showing the link to my recipe for Mayonaisse AND Ceasar's Salad Dressing....

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