Tonight we are fortunate to be alone. We have had plenty of Christmas with the family and lots to eat and drink, but the children have been dispatched and the reveling has diminished. It is now the lovely wife and I and our expanding waists. We haven’t had dinner and are going to have a little bit of a little roast, as is tradition. But, instead of stodgy potatoes or any other fixins, we are going to enjoy a simple and refreshing caesar salad. I realized that I have never done a proper caesar salad here. I did a grilled one once, but the straight caesar is a standard around here and for good reason. It is easy, tasty, good for you and incredibly satisfying.
- 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, washed and dried
- 1 Tin Anchovies
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Egg (If you don’t mind raw egg, if so skip it)
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Mustard
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Vinegar (whatever you have. I like balsamic)
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon
- 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan
- Salt and Pepper
- Salad Bowl
- Chef’s Knife
- Small Bowl
- Hand Juicer
- In a small bowl, soak the garlic cloves in the olive oil for 10-20 minutes.
- Mince the garlic.
- Combine the garlic, anchovies, egg, mustard, vinegar and oil with salt and pepper and the juice of one lemon in the bottom of a salad bowl and mix well.
- Toss the romaine, cheese and croutons into the dressing and serve immediately.