Friday, 13 June 2008

Caesar Salad 恺撒沙拉

Love Caesar salad, absolutely love it. Made this for dinner last Sunday and we each had a big bowl of salad and shared some soup. I used Cardini's salad dressing, which is good but a tad too salty. My colleague Yvonne suggested to add some mayonnaise to the dressing to sweeten it.

B and I have always thought Caesar salad has something to do with Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome. ~The silly bees~. It's actually named after Caesar Cardini, an Italian-born Mexican who first made the salad and dressing in his restaurant in 1924. Read more about Cardini here.

This is my bowl of Caesar salad.

1 cos lettuce, washed and coarsely cut
1/2 cup caesar salad dressing
BBQ turkey/chicken, shredded
2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
2 strips bacon
Croutons - 2 slices bread, cubed
Parmesen cheese

Separate lettuce leaves and wash in cold water, gently dry them with kitchen towel. Refrigerate till serving time.

To make croutons, preheat oven to 200°C. Spread butter on bread cubes and bake in oven for 5-8 minutes or until golden.

Fry bacon in frying pan till crispy. Remove and drain on paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Arrange lettuce, chicken, bacon, croutons and eggs in individual serving bowls. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle parmesen cheese on top.

Serve immediately.

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