"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wings and Caesar - Dinner for Two

Shared Platter.


Dinner for two. 
Wings and Caesar Salad.


This is Moe's favourite salad. He loves this Caesar Salad.
 I've been making him this salad since 1979.
This one sets the standards by which he judges all other Caesars.
Homemade dressing with coddle egg , 
homemade croutons and both Roquefort Cheese and Parmigiano Reggiano.


adapted from Pat Davis Cooking School

1 large head of Romaine Lettuce, washed, dried and torn into pieces
1 large clove of garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. or more to taste Dijon Mustard
salt
pepper
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
anchovy fillets
1/4 cup Roquefort cheese
(substitute Maytag or another high quality blue cheese)
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 coddled egg
red wine vinegar
fresh squeezed lemon juice
Homemade Croutons

Add garlic to salad bowl (wooden works best), 
sprinkle with salt and use a fork to crush garlic. 
Turn into a paste. Add coddled egg and mix. 
Add Dijon mustard and mix well. 
Add anchovy fillets and crush with fork. 
Drizzle in oil a bit at a time, until the oil is absorbed by the egg mixture. 
Add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. 
Season with pepper. Add salt to taste.
 Add squeezed lemon juice and mix.

Toss Romaine lettuce with dressing and add crumbled Roquefort Cheese.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and add croutons.

Croutons

2 or 3 slices of French or Italian bread thick sliced,  crusts removed
1 garlic clove
olive oil

Rub each slice of bread with crushed garlic clove. Cut into cubes. Heat oil and toss the cubes. Make sure they are well coated. Turn often until nicely toasted. Place in a low oven to finish toasting and crisping.

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