I hate moments like this, being unprepared.
Like between my two ears I’m the shit but every now and again, you gotta spell it out for folks so I gotta make this post quick.
I felt compelled to make this salad after having it for lunch at my work cafeteria last week.
For what feels like the umpteenth time, I left my lunch at home and was relegated the cafeteria food.
Chicken Caesar Salad was on the menu and I got optimistic.
That was the dumbest call I’ve made all year (so far).
It was just mouthful after mouthful of garlic and anchovies.
I spent the rest of the day shoving thick pieces of bread down my throat, trying to get rid of the taste and clear an anchovie bone.
Wondering how the fuck I got myself in this situation.
Caesar Salad, sans Anchovies
What I Used.
½ cup Parmesan Cheese. 2 Heads of Romaine Lettuce. 1 tsp Mustard, 3 Minced Garlic Cloves. 2 Egg Yolks. 3 tbsp Lemon Juice. ½ cup Vegetable Oil. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper.
What I Did.
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
Add 1 tsp mustard, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 egg yolks & 3 tbsp lemon juice to a blender.
Blend on med for about 30 sec before slowly drizzling in the ½ cup vegetable oil.
When the mixture begins to thicken, add in ¼ cup parmesan cheese.
Continue blending for another min until the mixture is smooth.
Sprinkle in salt & pepper, adjusting the taste as needed.
Give it another good toss.
Set aside in the fridge.
For the crouton;
Line a baking tray with tin foil.
Lightly drizzle a couple slices of bread with olive oil.
Gently sprinkle salt & pepper on top.
Place in oven to bake for about 12 mins or until the side down is golden brown.
Flip the bread and bake until the other side is also golden brown.