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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

NOTES: Caesar Salad

A word about Caesar salad. A Caesar salad is not a Caesar salad unless the dressing is prepared in a wooden bowl with raw egg yolk, salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic clove, and Worcestershire sauce. I like mine with parmesan grated into small strips--not grated until powder. Saltgrass calls their salad a Caesar salad, but it's really romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing--a distinctly different beast. At least they had the decency to add a bit of zing with whatever they added to give the hint of anchovies, but it was still not a Caesar salad.

Huan's Caesar salad recipe:

Place a single anchovy and a clove or two of garlic at the bottom of a wooden salad bowl. Mince, mash and smash the two ingredients with a fork. Add an egg yolks, 4-5 drops of Worcestershire sauce and some black pepper and beat with your fork until the yolk break and are just incorporated with the other ingredients. Now slowly add half a cup of good extra virgin olive oil in a stream into the mixture beating the mixture all the while. Taste the dressing and add lemon juice, pepper, and/or Worcestershire sauce as desired. When the liquid is well emulsified, you can add a whole head of cold crisp romaine lettuce cut into smaller pieces. Toss the salad thoroughly and add grated (small thin strips) of parmesan. Serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! »

April 25, 2007


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