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Old 08-09-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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Name of dressing?

I've been making this dressing for lettuce for quite some time. My parents called it caesar dressing, although I'm pretty sure it's not. I've asked other cooks and none know of it. It tastes very good. Some of the quantities are estimated, so use whatever quantities you wish.

In a bowl, mix:

2-2.5 tbsp anchovy paste from a tube
1-1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil infused with sundried tomatoes
3 capfuls of lemon juice
3 tbsp dijon or regular mustard
2 tbsp garlic (if you like garlic)
2 tbsp lousiana bottled hot sauce
4 tbsp + worcestershire sauce

Using a large spoon, mix the dressing up. Tilt the bowl and using the back of the spoon, smear the dressing along the edges of the bowl, not to the top, around middleish to bottom. Let it settle for 5 minutes then toss in your lettuce. If desired, add in some bacon bits and grated parmesian cheese. My parents hate egg in their dressing, which is why it's not in there.

The mustard and anchovy paste helps "hold" the dressing and the oil gives some taste (if infused) and makes it easier to flow. The rest gives a nice combination of flavours. The anchovy paste's taste is noticable, although most people have no clue what it is. If it's spicy mustard, the hot sauce, garlic and lemon juice are a nice combination.

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Old 08-09-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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It's very similiar to a caesar dressing although the porportions are different. I love hot stuff but I don't add hot sauce to my caesar dressing, and I use less dijon/worcestershire. Maybe a little less garlic. I add coddled egg yolk.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:26 PM   #3
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That's a delicious looking recipe, and I like not having to mess with the egg.

Copied and saved. Thank you!
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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It is ceaser sans the hot sauce sound very good , all so copyied thankyou
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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No problem. It's best to make the dressing in the salad bowl you're using then toss in 1/2 the washed lettuce, mix it, toss in parmasien cheese, mix in remaining lettuce, add a little more cheese then bacon bits.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:23 AM   #6
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yup, it's a version of caesar.

i remember eating in a fauncy place in bermuda, and one of the special things they did was tableside ceasar salads and later, flambe' desserts.

for the salads, they made a big production by wheeling up a silver cart with a giant wooden bowl and all of the ingredients, and they'd mix the ingredients and toss the salad at your table.

it was the best caesar i've ever had. thanks for the recipe, kook. copying/pasting.
i've always wanted to make a fresh caesar dressing at home.

that, and the bananas foster.
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yup, it's a version of ceasar.

i remember eating in a fauncy place in bermuda,

that, and the bananas foster.
The Carriage House, BT?

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Old 08-10-2007, 10:24 AM   #8
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that sounds familiar, tatt. not sure though.

i miss your home too.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:47 AM   #9
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That's close to our recipe for ceasar's ... take out the hot sauce and add egg yolk and parmesan cheese.

bucky, our recipe comes from a restaurant my in-laws love where they make the dressing at your table ... from what I've heard, quite impressive!

With this heat, we've been making them [ceasar salads] often!
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IMO, not really that close to ceasar, as one of the hallmarks of ceasar dressing -- egg yolk -- is missing.

Also, I love anchovies, but 2 T of anchovy paste to 1 T of oil seems like way to much, even to me.

I make dressing similar to this (with difft. proportions) all the time and it is very tasty. But not ceasar.
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