Sunday, 1 March 2015

Caesar Salad

My daughter Rachel said this was heaven on a plate. Now that is a massive compliment and recommendation. It's an easy salad to make if you buy cooked chicken breasts. You could even buy ready made croutons if you wanted to save time. 


Serves 2
2 cooked chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
Any crisp lettuce, little gem or iceberg
Any white chunky bread, ciabatta, sourdough, cut into chunks
2 anchovy fillets
1 clove of garlic
5 tablespoons of mayonnaise
A handful of grated Parmesan
Juice of half a fresh lemon
Black pepper to season

Crush the garlic clove in a pestle and mortar, add the anchovy fillets to make a paste. Mix this with the mayonnaise and the lemon juice to make a creamy dressing. Season with black pepper.
Fry the chunks of bread in some olive oil, until golden and crisp.
Put the shredded lettuce in a bowl with the chicken and dress the salad until evenly coated with the sauce. Add the croutons. Serve with some Parmesan sprinkled on top and a grinding of black pepper. 

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