Salad Week – Day 1: Hail Caesar.. salad…

In case you missed it somehow, it is hot as hell outside. I decided that sauce week had to go, in favor of things that didn’t involve slow cooking or using my oven.

Instead, I made salad for dinner. I started with two egg yolks, some olive oil, some parmesan cheese, a little dijon, and some anchovies.. a liberal sprinkling of pepper.. and some salt.

So I put 2 egg yolks in my measuring cup, then dribbled a bit of olive oil in with it… mixed it furiously with my super awesome stick blender until it had emulsified.. .. I kept pouring until I had about a cup of mayo. I added a ton of parm to it.. (strictly speaking, I believe it may have been about 2 tbsps), a tbsp of dijon, a tsp of vinegar. I added 4 cured anchovies, a liberal dose of pepper (to taste) and then blended furiously until it all resembled something very caesar dressing-like. I spent about 10 minutes tasting and adjusting seasoning until it was perfected. It all depends on the varying saltiness of the cheese you use, the mayo substance, and the anchovy – so this recipe is all about finding balance.

Meanwhile, Roy was banished to the far reaches (our back porch) to grill some chicken breasts while I finished up with the salad.. Romaine lettuce, parmigiano slivers, croutons.. It was totally standard issue caesar salad type stuff.  Once adorned with the beautifully grilled chicken.. game on.

Sadly, I was kind of full after messing with the salad dressing.. I probably ingested quite a bit of it in the seasoning correction process.

Caesar Salad: A nice, light, quick meal on a sweltering day.


About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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4 Responses to Salad Week – Day 1: Hail Caesar.. salad…

  1. Ben says:

    I am absolutely torn between my revulsion toward mayo and my complete and total belief that anchovies cure all ills.

  2. Delish! Thanks for reminding me of the dimple, tastiness that is Cesear Salad. Often forgotten but always loved. It’s been aaaages since I ate one and looking at your pic, makes me want one more!

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