Caesar Salad

A recipe taken from America: The Cookbook
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Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad

Created a century ago by an Italian immigrant working in Tijuana, Mexico this salad became hugely popular in neighboring Southern California and remains a favorite on menus nationwide.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 clove garlic, peeled
3 or 4 oil-packed anchovy fillets, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 egg yolk
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces (about 8 cups)
1/2 cup (50 g) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup (30 g) croutons
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Mince the garlic and anchovy fillets together. Using the side of the knife, mash them into a fine paste. Place the garlic-anchovy paste in a large bowl. Whisk in the lemon juice and mustard, then the egg yolk. Whisk in the oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. Add the Worcestershire sauce (if using). Add the lettuce and toss well. Sprinkle the Parmesan and croutons over the top. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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