Caesar Salad with Shrimp
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min
1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and trimmed
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2/3 cup salad shrimp
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated or shredded
Caesar Salad Dressing (recipe below)
1/2 cup croutons (recipe below)
Stack and roll up Romaine lettuce leaves, cut into thin 1/4-inch chiffonade strips, or if you prefer, tear the leaves into bite size pieces. Place in a large bowl, add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour dressing over the greens and carefully fold in the shrimp reserving a few for the top to garnish. Spoon onto 8 chilled plates, sprinkle with cheese, the reserved shrimp, croutons and serve.
Caesar Salad Dressing
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 small garlic clove, minced
In a small bowl combine all ingredients and whisk together.
Extra-virgin olive oil (no substitute)
Slice bread 1/2-inch thick. Generously brush both sides with oil, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and bake on a sheet pan at 275 degrees F. until lightly browned, approximately 20 minutes. These are so flavorful when freshly made.
recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay