Yum : Chicken Caesar Salad

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Chicken Caesar … my favourite summer salad:

Chicken Caesar Salad

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 rasher of bacon, sliced or cubed
  • olive oil
  • 2 – 3 slices of sourdough bread, crusts removed
  • 2 cos lettuce hearts, washed and well dried
  • 6 anchovies, cut into strips
  • 1 chicken breast, broiled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed to a fine paste
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg

Method

  • Mix all dressing ingredients together in a screw-top jar.  Shake well and set aside
  • Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and boil eggs for 4 minutes exactly
  • In a frying pan, fry bacon in a little oil.  Remove from pan
  • Cut bread into 1 cm cubes and fry in bacon fat, tossing to crisp
  • Remove from pan and drain on kitchen paper
  • Peel eggs and cut into large chunks or quarters
  • Slice cooked chicken finely
  • Arrange lettuce leaves on a platter and drizzle with dressing
  • Turn leaves in dressing and scatter on chicken, egg, anchovies, bacon, croutons, cheese and parsley.

This recipe is from Stephanie Alexander – The Cook’s Companion and I just add the chicken!

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