A friend challenged me to a cook off to make Caesar salad. Not much of a challenge I thought and especially as they used a pre-made dressing!
Here are the ingredients . I know cos lettuce is normally used but Aldi didn't have any.
The dressing was something I've not made before and looked at lots of recipes. Some had pre-made mayo in but I chose to use egg yokes and olive oil for the creaminess.
I adapted what I found online and used the following.
2 egg yokes
1 clove garlic - crushed
Hard Italian cheese - grated
I bashed the anchovies in a pestle and mortar and added the garlic along with the egg yokes and cheese. I then whisked in the olive oil and added lemon juice to taste. As I don't have a blender the anchovies and garlic were still bitty in it so I decided to sieve it and then added a bit of water to get the right consistency. Adding the water also make the sauce lighter in colour. I then added a bit of black pepper.
The chicken breast I seasoned and cooked in a George Foreman grill. I made the croutons by tearing bits of bread into small cubes and fried them. I then put the frying pan under the grill to crisp up a bit. Added the lettuce, chicken and croutons together and drizzled over the sauce. A few shavings of cheese went over the top.
Verdict - The sauce was way too garlicky and I love garlic. Once I'd sieved it, it tasted less "hot" but I've tried it again today and it's is still over powering. Would I make the sauce again? Probably not but glad I gave it a go and didn't resort to using a bottle!