Pei Sze, this week is for you! Congratulations with the new move! Happy salad making.
Caesar Salad, not Julius's I think. This is my twist on this classical salad.
What should be in a Caesar Salad?
Basically, romaine lettuce, croutons, olive oil, egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper.
I have bastardized it by replacing the oil+yolk+vinegar+lemon juice with mayonnaise, of which those ingredients are used to make mayonnaise. I just used the end product instead, LOL!
I also skipped the garlic (I shouldn't have, maybe next time I should add). Some versions call for mustard and I used wasabi. Some places also serve this with poached egg, but I went for hard boiled.
Why wasabi??? Last time, I don't own a bottle of mustard (now I do), and I do not want to buy a big bottle of mustard just to make this salad. So, I bought wasabi, sold in little sachets or small tubs at the sushi counter at a fraction of the cost. To me, the pungency is similar. Usually I don't consume wasabi, even when I eat sushi or sashimi, I hate the pungency that hits my nose and brain. But it's ok in this salad. And it feels somehow awkward without it (according to me). I've made this many many times, and each time, everybody enjoys it. It's a matter of personal preference if you find this version to be so unauthentic, of which is a fact.
If you don't have access to the type of romaine in the picture, just use baby romaine that is so easily available at wet markets nowadays, some call it 珍珠麦菜 or 香麦菜. Which is the proper name? I'm not sure. But just look at the picture below and get the baby version of it.
If you have missed out my post on how to make croutons, it's here
Wendy’s Caesar Salad
Recipe Source: Wendyywy
250gm romaine lettuce (1 large head, organic)
2 hardboiled eggs
1 cup croutons
1 Tbsp grated parmesan (mine is powdered, so use more if yours is freshly grated)
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Small pinch salt
Wasabi (as much as u like)
1. Wash and drain lettuce well. Shake off excess water. Tear into small pieces.
2. Combine ingredients for dressing and taste, adjust if needed.
3. Put lettuce into a big bowl. pour dressing on and toss to coat each piece of lettuce thinly with the dressing.
4. Put dressed lettuce into serving dish, top with croutons, slices of hard boiled eggs and lastly sprinkle cheese over (I forgot the cheese when I made it this time, but usually I do put).
5. Serve immediately.
Preparing the salad