Friday, August 24

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

The other day I was dropping my Little off at her mom's house and was getting ready to leave when her mom stops me and ask, "Do you have a homemade caesar salad dressing recipe?" With a disappointed voice I said "No I don't." "Well, then you need to take this with you!" she said, as she thrusted a piece of paper in my hands. She went onto to explain how she stumbled across this recipe a few years back, and how when anybody tries her salad they always ask for the recipe. She just happened to be whipping up a batch when I was there so I waited a few minutes till she was done so I could try this "famous" recipe.

Wow, was I impressed! It had the perfect consistency and the perfect "caesar-ness" to it that I have never found in an at home recipe.  I couldn't wait to take the recipe home and try it my self. 

So with my fiance in tow, we took to the task. As we started getting all the ingredients out, our faces were not too impressed. Anchovies, dijon mustard, hot sauce... the list kept growing, but I had seen it being made before so we kept going.

We threw everything but the oil into the blender like the directions told us too, and blended. Oh did it look disgusting at this point. I took some pictures, but honestly you don't want to see them.

Once all the ingredients were blended, we added the oil, and instantly it was like magic! It looked like ceasar dressing, smelled like ceasar dressing, and tasted like ceasar dressing!! 

We tossed the dressing with lettuce, additional parmesan, croutons and chicken. It was just like ordering Chicken Caesar Salad in a resturant but better, because we made it our selves!

Caesar Dressing

6 Anchovy Filets
2 Egg Yolk
2 Minced Garlic Cloves
½ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 Tbls. Red Wine Vinegar
3 Tbls. Lime Juice
2 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
1 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
6 Dashes Tabasco Sauce
1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
1 Tsp. Pepper
½ Cup Olive Oil
½ Cup Canola Oil

1. Combine everything EXCEPT oil in a food processor or blender 
2. Blend Until Smooth
3. While machine is running slowly pour in oils in a slow/steady stream (mixture will thicken)
4. Toss with crisp romaine and garnish with croutons and parmesan cheese

1 comment:

  1. I love Caesar salad and will have to remember this recipe the next time I make it. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Hope you come back this week. Your Newest Follower.


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