Friday, April 15, 2011

Meatless Fridays

I've really been craving fresh greens lately and this week's meal fits the bill! Very fresh, light, and satisfying. Do not omit the anchovy, it gives a wonderful depth of flavor to the dressing (trust me, you'll like it!).
This week's Meatless Friday meal is:

Classic Caesar Salad

10 ounces Hearts of Romaine lettuce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Croutons - either store bought or homemade
Toss with dressing as follows:

2 small garlic cloves mashed to a paste or minced
2 anchovy fillets, minced, or ½ tsp. of anchovy paste
1 egg cracked into a small bowl (Tip: Because it has a raw egg in it, this dressing must be refrigerated and used the same day it’s made. If you are wary of serving a dressing with raw egg, substitute 1 tbsp. mayonnaise.)
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl whisk together the garlic, anchovies, egg, lemon juice, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the oil in a stream, whisking until the dressing is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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