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Caesar Dressing

LilyBird's picture
Getting every kind of sauce, dressing, dip, and marinade from a bottle is now possible. But, even if everything else is as convenient as going to the closest grocery store, you may still stop to think if it is possible to get a freshly prepared meal at home. Even Caesar salad dressings can be poured right out of the bottle. Despite this, you can still make your own dressing in the quickest and all natural way. You can pour this recipe over a plate of Caesar salad or toss it into a variety of the best salads. It can also used as a marinade for chicken before grilling or broiling because the ingredients help tenderize and moisten the meat.
Ingredients
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Raw egg 1
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1 Chop the garlic finely. You may also do this using the food processor. Add a dash of salt to lighten the strong flavors that the garlic has when it is mixed with the rest of the ingredients.

2 Beat the egg slightly in a medium sized bowl using a fork, then add in the Worcestershire sauce. Mix in the olive oil and stir carefully. Do not beat too much because this might cause bubbles in your mixture.

3 Add a dash of pepper and salt. You can add little amount at a time so that you would not over-season it. Add in the Parmesan cheese and mix slightly.

4 Pour in the lemon juice, one tablespoon at a time. Do this until you are able to achieve the taste that you prefer.

You can play with the flavors of your Caesar salad dressing by adding the ingredients that you love the most. One fourth teaspoon of anchovy paste may also be added stirring until the mixture becomes smooth. Anchovies will add a gourmet taste to the entire recipe.

For those who are worried about the possible presence of Salmonella or bacteria from eggs, you can pass this mixture over low heat for a minute before letting it cool. But even without cooking, the possible bacteria that may be present in raw eggs can be neutralized by the citric acids that the lemon has. Others simply remove the eggs in the recipe to get a Caesar salad vinaigrette, instead. If you would want to keep the creaminess without adding egg, the use of a tablespoon of yogurt will also help.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Feel: 
Creamy
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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1 Comment

umaima's picture
Cooking of eggs is recommended only if you have a problem consuming raw eggs. Yes you can lightly cook the egg over a low flame before combining it with other ingredients.