One of life’s pleasures is the Caesar salad. I love anchovies, Parmesan cheese and things that go crunch. I don’t however like a Caesar that contains bacon, chicken and all manner of other things. The inclusion of these ingredients makes something light and tasty into something clunky and heavy.
I try these salads almost whenever I eat out – unless I detect the over abundance of stuff in the menu description.
With friends coming for lunch and deep anxiety about meal preparation I dug out this very useful book given to me many years ago. I have made the delicious potato salad from this book. I made the dressing today to be ready. It’s looking and tasting good so far:
garlic, salt, anchovy, egg yolk, Worcester sauce, lemon juice, pepper, olive oil, Parmesan and mayonnaise. Tomorrow I’ll add the lettuce, croutons and more parmesan. Yum.
The whole lunch was indeed very tasty: Caesar salad, new potatoes in creamy sauce, three bean salad (with capers) and three pepper salad (also with capers). The guests thought it all very tasty and I was pleased.
Perhaps I’l ask more to people to lunch now that I have refound this book.