Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Caesar Salad ala Janina
One small loaf of crusty bread cut into 1" cubes. Toss with olive oil and toast for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with kosher (or sea) salt.
One large head of Romaine lettuce. (Do not use packaged lettuce ... it often has an aftertaste.) Trimmed of darkest leaf ends, washed well and spun dry. Chop into bite sized pieces.
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons good mayonnaise
1 teaspoon anchovy paste (if not using chopped up anchovies)
1/2 cup good olive oil
2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
1 crushed large garlic clove
1 tablespoon salt
Grate a good half cup of fresh good real Parmesan cheese
Dress the lettuce with about half the dressing and cheese (and, if desired, 3 or 4 chopped-up anchovies). Just before serving add more dressing, cheese, and croutons. Toss well.