Worlds Best Caeser Salad Recipe







CAESAR SALAD
    Did
you know that Caesar Salad is not really Italian? Well yes and no! The salad
was created by an Italian, living in San Diego, California and working in
Tijuana, Mexico. The salad that is said to be invented one day by Caesar
Cardinini who was born in Italy and immigrated to the United States, settling
in San Diego. I tis said that on the Fourth of July 1924, it was a very busy
day with a large crowd of people at the restaurant and the place was running
out of food stuffs. Cardini put together a few ingredients left in the house
(the restaurant). The ingredients included; lettuce, Anchovies, eggs, bread
(made in to croutons), capers, garlic, vinegar, and Parmesan Cheese. Cardini
mixed then together and created the first-ever Caesar Salad. There have been
many millions, maybe even into the billions of Caesar Salads served over the
years. At first mostly in Italian Restaurants and Steak Houses, but nowadays in
a number of restaurants, as long as they are not Asian or French, you might
find a Caesar Salad. But mostly, most Americans (99%) see the Caesar Salad as
Italian. I myself, thought for a number of years it was Mexican, as I thought
it was invented in Tijuana, which it was, by a Mexican, which it was not. I
finely found out it was invented by an Italian who immigrated to America, and
this Italian Caesar Cardini invented the Caesar Salad in Tijuna Miexico.
    Italian-American Cuisine as we’ve said
before is a legitimate cuisine which is based on Italian Food from Italy with
minor changes here-and-there do to local foods and the abundance or
availability or not of certain foods. So the famed Caesar Salad invented by an
Italian from Italy who was living in the United States but invented the first
Caear Salad in Mexico, “Yes The Caesar Salad is Italian-American,” Basta!
 CAESAR SALAD
DRESSING & SALAD
INGREDIENTS:
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled
5 Anchovy Filets, minced
2 large Egg Yolks
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
4 teaspoons fresh Lemon Juice
2 teaspoons Lea & Perrin’s
Worcestershire Sauce
½ teaspoon ground Black
Pepper
2/3 cup Olive Oil ( not Extra
Virgin as the taste is too strong)
half cup best quality grated
Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
1 large head Romaine Lettuce,
chopped in large chunks or cut into 4 equal size wedges
½ cup store-bought or
home-made croutons
1.  Place all ingredients except the olive oil
and cheese in a food processor with the blade attachment. Process for 1 minute
until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
2.  Slowly add the olive oil little-by-little as
the processor is turn one.
3. Remove ingredients and
place in a bowl. Add grated half of the cheese and mix by hand.
4.  If making your Caesar Salad with wedges,
place a wedge on four separate plates, dress the lettuce wedges with the
dressing and remaining cheese and top with Croutons. If using chopped lettuce,
place the lettuce in a large bowl, add the dressing, toss the lettuce &
dressing and mix until completely coated. Divide the dressed lettuce equally onto
4 plates, sprinkle with remaining cheese and croutons and serve.

NOTE: One very American thing
to do, that’s not Italian-American but created by Americans, is Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. It’s quite
popular and millions are sold every year in restaurants all over the
country.  To make Grilled Chicken Casear
Salad, simply grill boneless chicken breast, slice the breast and neatly
arrange on top of a regular Caesar Salad, and Viola, you’ve got Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, simple as
that!




Grilled Chicken Caeser Salad