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Old 04-20-2016, 10:37 AM   #1
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Caesar Salad and dressing- I love Caesar

I love Caesar salad, but there seem to be lots of versions - Does anyone have a version that doesn't use anchovies, or are they essential, and what about crunchy bacon bits, as I have also seen those used? Looking forward to your replies!

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Old 04-20-2016, 10:54 AM   #2
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Neither anchovies nor bacon are part of the 'original' recipe. Just pick a recipe that tastes good to you and go with it. If you Google 'Original caesar salad recipe' you'll get several choices.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:37 AM   #3
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This is a simple knockoff of Caesar salad dressing that does not use anchovies or raw eggs. I like it because it can be used over a period of several days. It is a good basic creamy dressing that you can change by adding crumbled blue cheese, chopped herbs, bacon bits, etc...

If I don't have fresh lemon juice I make it with red wine vinegar. If it is too thick you can thin it with a little water.

Simple Creamy Caesar Dressing
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This is a simple knockoff of Caesar salad dressing that does not use anchovies or raw eggs. I like it because it can be used over a period of several days. It is a good basic creamy dressing that you can change by adding crumbled blue cheese, chopped herbs, bacon bits, etc...

If I don't have fresh lemon juice I make it with red wine vinegar. If it is too thick you can thin it with a little water.

Simple Creamy Caesar Dressing
That's also the dipping sauce I use for our artichokes...just yummy.
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Caesar Salad and dressing- I love Caesar

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This is a simple knockoff of Caesar salad dressing that does not use anchovies or raw eggs. I like it because it can be used over a period of several days. It is a good basic creamy dressing that you can change by adding crumbled blue cheese, chopped herbs, bacon bits, etc...

If I don't have fresh lemon juice I make it with red wine vinegar. If it is too thick you can thin it with a little water.

Simple Creamy Caesar Dressing

I've made a similar dressing. Very good!

Most of the Caesars in these parts are simply romaine, croutons, and dressing. No anchovies or bacon bits.
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I've made a similar dressing. Very good!

Most of the Caesars in these parts are simply romaine, croutons, and dressing. No anchovies or bacon bits.
and freshly grated Parmesan cheese! Gotta have the cheese!
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and freshly grated Parmesan cheese! Gotta have the cheese!

Oh yeah!
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Although I'm a huge bacon fan, it just never fits into my idea of this salad. For mine, I'd rather sprinkle it with anchovie bits.
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I watched a video once where Chef John used anchovy paste. He says it's a flavor enhancer. I've never seen it for sale, so I wouldn't know.

However, I did read once that Worcestershire sauce has fish oil in it and that's what's supposed to make it so flavorful. So.....instead of anchovies, you might want to consider the paste in a tube if you can find it.

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This is a simple knockoff of Caesar salad dressing that does not use anchovies or raw eggs. I like it because it can be used over a period of several days. It is a good basic creamy dressing that you can change by adding crumbled blue cheese, chopped herbs, bacon bits, etc...

If I don't have fresh lemon juice I make it with red wine vinegar. If it is too thick you can thin it with a little water.

Simple Creamy Caesar Dressing
I wonder how this would taste with homemade mayonnaise.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:26 PM   #10
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Neither anchovies nor bacon are part of the 'original' recipe. Just pick a recipe that tastes good to you and go with it. If you Google 'Original caesar salad recipe' you'll get several choices.
Or Google "History of Original Caesar Salad."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar Salad

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