GARLICKY CAESAR SALAD – 6 servings
1/4 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
3 tablespoons freshly grated pecorino, parmesan, or grano cheese , plus thin shavings of cheese for serving (optional)
2-3 anchovy fillets drained plus more fillets for serving (optional) or two tablespoons Asian Fish sauce.
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2-3 garlic cloves, smashed or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
2-3 tablespoons good extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
a good splash of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce
Freshly ground white pepper and a smidge of salt
2 teaspoons drained capers
A very large head of romaine or 3 large hearts of romaine
Freshly ground black pepper
Home made garlic croutons (recipe follows)
l.In a blender, combine the mayonnaise with the cheese, anchovies , lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire and Tabasco and Dijon Mustard. process until smooth. Season with white pepper.
2. In a large salad bowl, toss the romaine with the dressing, capers and croutons and season with freshly ground black pepper.
In a large skillet pour a generous amount of good olive oil and a few crushed garlic cloves. On low heat gently brown the garlic. Remove garlic.
Slice thickly good country bread, then tear the slices into generous croutons. Increase the heat and saute the bread in the oil. Turn to brown both sides.