Caesar Salad Dressing sans Anchovies
Andy Anderson !
You love the taste of a good Caesar dressing; however, you don’t especially care for anchovies, or the use of raw eggs.
Well, get out your Romaine lettuce, and favorite croutons, because this dressing gives you that great Caesar taste, without any of the downsides.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
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- 2 clove
- baked garlic, mashed (small cloves)
- anchovy substitute (more on this later)
- 2 Tbsp
- lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 Tbsp
- dijon mustard (i use grey poupon)
- 1 tsp
- worcestershire sauce
- 1 c
- mayonnaise, or vegenaise
- 1/4 tsp
- salt, kosher variety, or to taste
- 1/4 tsp
- black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
- 1/2 c
- parmigiano-reggiano, grated
Umami’s job is to balance taste and round out the overall flavor of a dish. The taste of umami is a balance between meaty and savory. And this is job anchovies perform in a Caesar salad. So, how to we achieve that “umami” flavor without the use of anchovies? I’m going to give you several options:
1. Fish Sauce: For this recipe 1 teaspoon of fish sauce will replace the flavor of anchovies… However, some people don’t like fish sauce, any more than they like anchovies. Go figure.
2. Capers: 1 teaspoon of drained, mashed capers will help give your dressing a bit of kick… without the fish.
3. Kalamata Olives: A couple of kalamta olives (2 teaspoons) mashed and added to the dressing will give you a very pleasing taste.
4. Miso Paste: Just 1 teaspoon of miso paste will give you a Caesar dressing that will make your taste buds do a happy dance.