Archive for September 13th, 2012

September 13, 2012

dave’s best caesar dressing

I know this is a grand shout out, but this recipe makes the most perfect caesar salad dressing of all time! It’s true. My father in law Dave, passed it along to me from a newspaper clipping he has used for years and years, and it has yet to meet it’s match!

This past weekend we took in the hills Garlic Festival and loaded up on our favorite local cave aged organic cheese, we took home huge 1/4 wheels of all our favorite types, and I was just aching to dive into the mountain grana today, and a caesar salad seemed a most fitting venue for a salty parm like cheese.

So folks here it is, the best caesar salad dressing recipe ever:

In a food processor pulse:

2 garlic cloves

1/2 cup of fresh grana or parm cheese

the add:

1 egg yoke

tsp anchovy paste

tsp dijon mustard

juice from 1/2 a lemon

dash of Tabasco sauce

dash of Worcestershire sauce

dash or red wine vinegar

1/4 c good olive oil

pinch of sea salt

fresh ground pepper

Serve slathered on a bed of garden fresh romaine, with garlic toasted crutons and if you so desire some pan seared bits of bacon, and you must not forget a good shred of grana cheese to finish it off with.