Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Taste Buds: Homemade Cesar Salad


Last Christmas Mr. Rogue and I while visiting family on the East Coast for the holidays took two days to swing by two of Mr. Rogue’s best friends. Aside from having a fabulous time with them and their little 2 year old daughter I was excited to spend time in the kitchen with our host who just so happened to be a great cook. I learned a couple of new tricks but nothing compared to the amazing-ness of her simply homemade Cesar salad recipe. I have tried countless recipes and they were always just a bit off… hers was fantastic. Since then I have been meaning to get the recipe up here for you and finally last night I was able to.

Now one thing to note is that this recipe does include raw egg so it isn’t for everyone. You can use the powdered egg version, which I have tried, but it is not as good by far. People get worried about salmonella poisoning when talking about eating raw eggs and salmonella is a concern for people who are very old, very young or have an immunity disease. I would not make this recipe for someone in that category. HOWEVER a vast majority of us are healthy with a very small chance of getting salmonella from eggs. Some things to keep in mind, buy high quality, cage free, organic chicken eggs and you will have an even much less chance of getting salmonella. I have made this many times with regular eggs purchased from the grocery store and neither my husband nor I have ever had any issues.

Yeilds 4 dinner salads

INGREDIENTS2 large chicken breasts
½ cup olive Oil
2 cloves garlic
¼ teaspoon dried mustard
1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 large head of romaine lettuce
1 cup of crotons

1. Crush garlic and add to oil - set aside.
2. Mix mustard, egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper and ½ cup of the cheese.
3. Bake or grill chicken.
4. Just before serving place torn lettuce in bowl, add crotons and both the oil and mustard mixture – toss well.
5. Separate lettuce onto four plates. Slice chicken and place on top, sprinkle remaining ½ cup parmesan across the top and serve immediately.


paul peggy zeus said...

We love to eat salad for dinner, so healthy, low in calories and delicious all at the same time. Not all salads are low in calories, however and we have to be careful about that.

lilmansworld said...

mmmmmm its been ages since I had a ceasar salad. done and DONE!

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