How To Make A Caesar Salad
How To Make A Caesar Salad
This VideoJug film is designed to show you how to make a delicious vegetarian Caesar salad. So, follow this simple step-by-step guide and you will be sure to have the best-tasting Caesar salad.
Step 1: You will need
- Dried Anchovies
- Lemon Juice
- 2 Egg Yolks
- Parmesan Cheese
- Worcester sauce
- Vegetable Oil
- Baby Gem Leaves
- Chicken (optional)
Hi there, I'm Matt from the Underground Cookery School and today I am going to do a video cookery lesson for you. Hello, I am going to show you how to make a classic Caesar salad, not with chicken, just a classic Caesar salad. You can always add cooked chicken to the dish in the end.
Right, well we have got our croutons here, and we'll come back to those later. But I am very quickly just going to make the Caesar salad dressing which is the all important part of this. So, I've got some shallots, diced anchovies, and a little bit of garlic that can go in diced, some lemon juice because you definitely need some acidity when making a salad dressing, perfectly what we are doing.
The yolks go in. I am going to put two yolks in. I am going to put lots of parmesan cheese in just to really thicken it out.
Here we go. Beautiful. Some Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce - get the Worcestershire in first, then the Tabasco and I am just going to keep mixing, and now putting the vegetable oil in.
Now, the secret with the vegetable oil is just to mix gently as you go along. And you are ultimately looking for a sort of thick-ish mayonnaise consistency. So, that is going to take me two or three minutes just to whisk up until I get exactly what I am looking for, so I will see you then.
Go off and make yourself a stiff gin in the mean time. Okay, so I am happy with that. That is a lovely consistency, not as pale as you would normally expect or associate a Caesar salad.
And that is because of the eggs that I am using, they are very, very organic. They have had quite a happy life, the chickens that laid them. Now, I am just going to put some dressing in a bowl and this is actually just good for any salad dressing recipe, how to dress a salad.
Because if you put the dressing in the base first, I always think you get the best results. I am going to use a tiny bit more because I want to really. I am using baby gem leaves here because I prefer them.
But the idea is, you see, you put the dressing in, then the leaves go in with your hand, and then actually I am going to add the croutons as well, so everything gets a nice even coating. And the thing is, traditional Caesar salad would be called a chicken Caesar salad but I am doing the vegetarian option today. For me, this dish is really all about the dressing and the flavor therein.
Let's just plate that out, put a little bit more on that. Remember, we are just going to garnish it with those lovely croutons. And there you have a beautiful Caesar salad. .