Caesar salad is a very simple dish. It is quickly prepared and suitable for a festive feast, and for a normal meal with your family.
Adding additional ingredients gives innumerable options for its preparation, and for every taste.
Below we will look at how to cook a classic Caesar salad recipe and another simple recipe for this dish – with chicken.
|Salad –||350-400 g|
|White bread –||2-3 slices|
|Olive oil, preferably cold pressed –||taste|
|Parmesan cheese –||150 g|
|Garlic –||2-3 slices|
|Egg –||1 PC.|
|Lemon –||1 PC.|
|Worcestershire Sauce –||taste|
|Salt and seasonings –||taste|
|Time for preparing: 35 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 120 Kcal|
With white bread, cut the crust and cut it into 1 cm bars.
We spread on the baking sheet and send a blush in the preheated oven, it will be enough to hold the croutons for 20 minutes.
Do not forget to periodically turn the bread cubes so that they are evenly dried. While the croutons are cooked, chop the garlic, mix it with salt.
Pour oil into a frying pan, lay out mixed garlic and salt and heat over low heat. Rusks by this moment should already be in time.
Put them on a pan of garlic and butter, mix thoroughly and cook until a beautiful golden crust appears..
Next, take the egg and make a puncture on the blunt side, lower it for 1 minute into boiling water. Then we get and leave to cool..
Take the dishes, in which the dish will be served to the table, and rub it with a clove of garlic. Salad disassembled into leaves, carefully washed and dried with a towel.
We tear the leaves into rather large pieces, lay them in a bowl for serving, fill with olive oil and mix thoroughly..
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and add to the salad leaves with salt and pepper and Worcester sauce. Again, all the mix. Then break the egg and pour the salad so that the lettuce leaves are evenly covered with egg mass and mix again.
Grate Parmesan cheese on a fine grater and add to the rest of the ingredients. Stir again.
Finally add the crackers, mix and immediately put on the table.
Let’s take a look at all the steps for cooking Caesar salad in the video below:
Simple “Caesar” with chicken and crackers
Currently, many variations of cooking “Caesar”, but the most popular recipes with the addition of boiled chicken breast.
- Chicken breast – 200 gr. (about 1 medium breast);
- Lettuce salad – 4-5 outlets;
- Tomatoes – 1 pc. medium size;
- White bread – 150-200 gr .;
- Any hard cheese – 50-100 grams;
- Garlic – 2-3 slices;
- Normal sunflower oil – 4 tbsp. spoons;
- Mayonnaise – to taste;
- Salt and seasonings to taste.
Lettuce leaves dismantled and lowered into cold water. It is necessary to give them freshness and elasticity..
From white bread we prepare crackers according to the technology described in the first recipe. Put the croutons on a paper napkin to let them absorb excess oil.
Chicken breast cut into several pieces and fry until cooked, then cut into smaller pieces.
Lettuce leaves cut with a knife or tear hands. The main thing – the pieces of lettuce should be quite large. Cut the tomato into small slices and rub the cheese using a coarse grater or cut into cubes.
All the resulting ingredients are placed in a salad bowl, add salt and seasonings and mix everything thoroughly. Mayonnaise can be put either immediately into a salad, or put in a separate container so that everyone adds to their taste..
Chicken breasts in this recipe can be supplemented with mushrooms, but you can completely replace the shrimp. Or experiment with other products..
And here is the video recipe for this amazingly simple and tasty salad, but only with a recipe without tomatoes:
Original sauce for Caesar salad
The original flavor of the salad gives worcester sauce. This sauce was invented in England at the end of the 19th century, it is a mixture made from vinegar, sugar and fish..
It has an original sweet-sour taste with a taste of fish. Sometimes it is difficult to find it in stores, in which case it is replaced in the classic recipe with anchovies..
Let’s try to cook. Ingredients Required:
- Mayonnaise – 50-100 gr .;
- Lemon juice – 2-3 tbsp. spoons;
- Garlic – 1-2 slices;
- Grated Parmesan cheese – 50-70 gr .;
- Anchovies – 2 pcs., Or Worcestershire sauce – 1 tsp;
- Olive oil – 0.5 cups;
- Salt and seasonings – add to taste.
Slices of garlic, finely chopped or press.
Thoroughly mix lemon juice, mayonnaise, cheese, salt, pepper and anchovies or Worcester sauce.
Then gradually, add a little oil, continuing to mix..
If you do not stick to the classics, you can diversify this recipe and other products. For example, replace anchovies with Dijon mustard, add fresh herbs such as dill, parsley or leaf mustard.
Useful Culinary Recommendations
If you take anchovies as a part of a classic sauce, not a Worcester sauce, you can add half a teaspoon of honey, its taste will soften anchovies.
The most delicious salad croutons are not made from fresh, but from lay bread. You do not need to fry crackers too much, because if they are too hard, they will spoil the taste of the finished dish..
Do not try to cook Worcestershire sauce at home, it is better if he caught the eye in the store – buy. One of its small containers (usually bottles, but it can be sold in jars) will last for a very long time..
It is best to use a blender to get a uniform consistency sauce, especially if using anchovies instead of Worcester sauce.
If there is no time to cook “Caesar” immediately before serving guests, then do not add the croutons immediately. Put them on a separate plate, and when you put the dish on the table, then add them to the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise, the croutons get soaked and spoil the taste of the dish..
Wish you culinary success!