The Perfect Lunch – Caeser Salad
May 10, 2011
My perfect lunch is me, a glossy, french fries and a glass of Chardonnay. It is my most favourite thing to do when I need some me time.
A few weekends ago I added a Caesar salad to this, to have a proper meal. It was great.
No added bits, no chicken or bacon. Just a proper Caesar.
My salad was made by the lovely people at Riverstation but you can make your very own, it’s a simple classic salad that everyone should master.
1 large free-range egg
1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4-5 anchovy fillets, chopped (optional)
3 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for frying
freshly ground black pepper
25g parmesan cheese, coarsely grated
1 cos lettuce, washed and torn into pieces
2 thick slices of white bread, crusts removed, cubed
1. Place the egg in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Boil for 1 minute and then plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process.
2. Once the egg is cool enough to handle, crack the egg into a food processor and add the garlic, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies and oil. Process well and add pepper to taste.
3. Place the cos lettuce in a bowl. Fry the bread cubes in a little olive oil until crispy, then drain on kitchen paper.
4. To serve, pour the dressing over the leaves and add the croutons and parmesan. Toss well and serve at once.