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If you've only had Caesar salad with dressing from a bottle, try this one and you'll be amazed at the difference in quality. The original Caesar Salad was made in Tijuana for Hollywood visitors (named after the proprietor).
It is absolutely essential to get the romaine bone-dry for the best salad. Prepare and refrigerate the lettuce at least 2 hours before serving, preferably more.
"Ill be making this for the first t and I'm torn between this recipe and another. Because this recipe mentions the original in Tijuana, (Caesar's Palace at the corner of 4 and Revolution. I go there specifically for this salad!) I'm inclined to choose this one. My question lies in using just the egg yolk or the whole egg and Dijon mustard or mustard powder. Not sure how much difference it makes."- ChickieX
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Wash and dry lettuce carefully. I strongly recommend wrapping the torn lettuce in a generous amount of paper towels and chilling in the fridge for at least 1 1/2 hours. I have found that getting truly chilled, crisp, and bone-DRY lettuce is the key to a great Caesar Salad, almost as much as the dressing itself.
Crush the garlic and anchovies together until they are a fine paste. Whisk in other ingredients rapidly. Toss salad, shave parmesean cheese and add croutons at the last minute do not let lettuce sit with dressing on it or it will wilt.
Season with ground pepper to taste.
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wyattj 11 month agoThis whipped up fast and reminds me of the Caesar's whipped up at your table in 1980's restaurants.
Trissa 1 year agoSimple and absolutely delicious! I did make a tweek ot two...I only used 4 (large) canned anchovy fillets and made garlic croutons from: 1 baguette French bread, 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 cloves garlic, and Kosher salt. When serving the salad, I topped each serving with shaved Parmesan cheese (shaved with a vegetable peeler).
chiika 1 year agoLove it
tristenmaraebartlett 1 year ago
ChickieX 1 year agoWell, I made it to the letter and it was PERFECT! My Caesar salad dream come true. It was exactly Caesar's Palace Tijuana perfect. I no longer have to make the trek to Mexico for a real Caesar salad. Thank you!
stevemur 1 year agoChickieX, use just the egg yolk, not the egg white, and use real mustard (a better emulsifier than mustard powder).
ChickieX 1 year agoIll be making this for the first t and I'm torn between this recipe and another. Because this recipe mentions the original in Tijuana, (Caesar's Palace at the corner of 4 and Revolution. I go there specifically for this salad!) I'm inclined to choose this one. My question lies in using just the egg yolk or the whole egg and Dijon mustard or mustard powder. Not sure how much difference it makes.
Emilyno 1 year agoVery good recipe! Tried others and just not as tasty.
KVVivara 1 year agoHey Steve, can't wait to try this salad. I adore anchovies & as an L. A. resident I know, or have heard & read about that T. J. Rest. This will be perfect for my Fri. ' my non meat' day, tomorrow. Will leave review later. Thanks!
ronda.anderson 1 year ago
sophart 2 years agoit's good for my health...
stevemur 2 years agoWow, Cupcake2077, sorry you hated my Caesar Salad! But, I've got to say -- without anchovies, it is not a true Caesar Salad.
Cupcake2077 2 years agoI think the anchovies, just totally killed it...ALL THESE DAYS I'VE NEVER NOTICED THAT BLACK DOT IN MA CESAR DRESSIN'!!!!
rebelgroove 2 years agoThis was great. I had to use anchovy paste, but it worked well. I also added the zest from the lemon and a little black pepper. This is a new favourite.
Treboav 2 years agoI have been making this salad dressing exactly like this for over 20 years, I do not measure anything anymore. It's such a great dressing.
JenBurke 2 years agoWe've made this twice and love it. We only add half the anchovies, the dressing is nice and light, not heavy and creamy, very flavorful. This is the one we'll use from now on. Thank you!
christigray004 2 years agoI thought it tasted very fishy. But maybe I bought the wrong anchovies. Mine were packed in oil. Maybe I should have rinsed them?? Not used as many??
themark712 2 years agoIn a word ... excellent! No need to buy Caesar dressing again!
Arvan43 3 years agoExcellent! First time I made homemade Caesar. I did add Parmesan chicken as suggested in your other recipe. Perfect!