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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by PeteMcCracken View Post

Really? Mayo? Cayenne? Balsamic? No Parmesan? No coddled egg? Interesting!
 

Shows how much "out of date" I am!

 

BTW, never used anchovies in Caesar's Salad,  just a splash of Worcestershire sauce, preferably Lea & Perrins
 

 


Out of date you are Pete.  I use hellmans all the time for my quick ceasar dressing.  What is mayo but oil, egg yolk, and acid?  "Real" Caesar dressing has aoli built right into the "original" recipe and therefore I have no qualms about replacing it with mayo.  But I disagree, I've tried making caesar dressing without anchovies when I didn't have any and the worcestershire sauce alone didn't cut it.  Of course it's possible to make it without the anchovies but taste-wise you can't make up for it, period.

 

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post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by chefedb View Post

 I never put anchovy in my caesar dressing as most of places I worked in said hold the anchovy. If they did want anchovy, I crossed 2 on top of salad as garnish.



If I received a caesar salad without anchovies in the sauce but had 2 dinky little anchovies on top I'd throw them at you.

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post #33 of 38

Petals you are correct it is torn . That being said when you are doing it for 3 or 400 it is cut ahead of time, washed and spin dried  . When doing volume it  is a bit different and  the rules change a bit..

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post #34 of 38

Caesar Cardini's "original" Caesar salad dressing doesn't have anchovies.  I'm not saying it's better, just original.

 

BDL

post #35 of 38

could sub a bit of capers for the anchovies and use a bit of Worcestshire. not quite the same effect but better then nothing.

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post #36 of 38

worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it...tamari or soy may be a good sub though, or maybe a splash of steak sauce....

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post #37 of 38

Has anyone tried Nuoc Mam or fish sauce? Agree with the comments re people that are not realizing they are eating anchovies, like anchovies. My wife "hates them", but its the concentration and visual she doesn't care for, hence the Nuoc Mam. Have also used white anchovies with great responses.

 

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post #38 of 38

just curious le francais,

is your fiancee the same girl that just a few short months ago you were making dinner for on your first date in your tiny kitchen in paris with no oven?  guess she liked your cooking!

even more curious though, what is it exactly about caesar salads that you both love so much?  for me, the whole grab of a caesar salad are the anchovies...the saltiness of them, like tasting the sea...it's what makes a ceasar salad a caesar salad to me, but as been said here the original recipe didn't have them and lots of people apparently leave them out......go figure...not me

joey


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