Authentic Caesar Salad: E-Z Version

"This is the original Caesar, from Tijuana. (That's right, Tijuana, Baja (Calif) Mexico, the same place that the Margarita came from!). I've simplified this a bit by using anchovy paste and prepared croutons, but it is the same authentic taste. Absolutely great with anything, especially a summer BBQ."
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  • Make the dressing with 1/2 of the garlic smashed or minced, oil, salt, mustard, pepper, Worcestershire and anchovy paste. Shake well and refrigerate one hour (or up to 4 days ahead).
  • Rug the inside of a large wooden bowl with the remaining garlic, and discard (the garlic, not the bowl).
  • Just before serving:

  • Nuke coffee cup half full of water to boiling, carefully place egg in hot water for 1 minute.
  • Cool egg (so you can handle it). Crack egg and add to dressing mixture along with lemon juice and shake vigorously, making sure the egg yoke is mixed well.
  • Pour over romaine and toss. Add Parmesan and croutons and serve immediately.

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  1. This was great. I also have an authentic recipe I love to use that includes chopped whole anchovies, etc. I can't find it anymore, but this came incredibly close. In fact, I might just use the anchovy paste from now on. Only thing I did different was grind a little fresh pepper onto it. Definite keeper! Thanks. :)


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