Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Caesar Salad Dressing, home made

One of the things I love about visiting my family is the great food.  But even if I didn't belong to such great cooks, I'd still like to visit with them, I can honestly say I like them all as people, not just family.

The food's just a wonderful bonus.

And learning how to make my own Caesar dressing, well, all I can is WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Sorry, I get excited when garlic comes into the equation.

 The main ingredients.

Mayonnaise, garlic and Anchovy paste.

And yes, I know this isn't the 'traditional' way of doing it, but, it tastes good.
 Squeeze some mayo into a bowl, I didn't measure exactly, but about 1/2 cup.
Squeeze in about 1 tablespoon of anchovy paste.
Then get out your microplane and add some garlic.
I used two cloves, which was almost too much. 
Let me just say, I made us safe from vampires for about a 6 block radius.   They were very strong.
 Grate in some Parmesan cheese, about 2 oz. worth.  I didn't measure real well.
Add a squitch of Dijon Mustard, I used a full grain one, if you need to be exact, about a 1/2 teaspoonful, and a couple of shakes of Worcestershire sauce.

 Stir it all together, add some lemon juice, I used a cube of frozen lemon juice I had in the freezer.  Just mooshed it in there.
Then I got out the pepper, added a couple of grinds, then I tasted the dressing.   Added about 1/4 cup of sour cream, the garlic was a tad strong.  But, I decided that it needed something more so...

I added more pepper and some more cheese.
 Made some croutons out of some herbed rolls, and threw that on top of some chopped up Romaine lettuce.

To make this gluten free, just substitute a gluten free crouton. 
 Tossed it around a little.  Then I added some shaved Parmesan to the top. 
And proceeded to eat the whole bowlful.  Well, a lot of it.  I did share.

And it was so good.  I'm thinking of doing a repeat tonight.

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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