"I used to work at a very fancy restaurant while I was in college. The best part of the job was making table side salads, entrees, and dessert. This was the best Caesar salad I have ever had! If having trouble getting the anchovy to mash, add a couple of croutons. They provide sort of an anti-skid surface, and the hard edges of the croutons cut into the anchovy." — sarahcrites
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garlic, finely chopped
red wine vinegar
salt and ground black pepper to taste
romaine lettuce, chopped
grated Parmesan cheese
Excellent as-is, my sweety was very happy with it and I'll use the same recipe again. I only had anchovy paste in a tube...but a teaspoon of that worked fine. Forgot to buy fresh garlic so had to use powdered which was the only mis-step in terms of taste -- not the recipe's fault.
It's not that it was inedible, but the lemon was overpowering and it just didn't have that Caesar mojo. I preferred bottled dressing. So I'll keep looking for the great Caesar Salad dressing that gets made at your table in the best restaurants.
Great recipe. Easy to follow and liked by everyone even my non-salad eating husband!
I liked this a lot. I think next time I will use a little less lemon juice, it was a bit tart. Also, maybe another anchovy filet or two. I also will try using balsalmic vinegar for 1/2 the red wine vinegar.
When I saw this called for an egg yolk I knew it was a traditional recipe. I use a tablespoon Anchovy Paste in place of the whole anchovies when making a salad for four, it mixes well and taste great. Adjust to your liking. Thanks for the recipe!
A salad to die for. I no longer have to go to a nice restaurant to get a table-side made Caesar Salad. I can now do it myself and it tastes wonderful!! Hey wait... I still like going to a nice restaurant. No one tell my secret!! Thanks for the recipe Sarah!!
I made this to take to a meeting. I was happy we didn't go to the meeting because no one in our house like this. It is very sour! I added a cup of splenda and it was still too sour. Needed something creamy in it. Just threw it away.
Very tasty and well-balanced dressing! However, we only used one anchovy fillet. Note, that this recipe makes a generous serving size for 2 people (we dressed our salad until just coated). Thank-you for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Classic Restaurant Caesar Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 297
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