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Caesar Salad Spear Recipe

Caesar Salad Spears

Caesar Salad Spears

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Caesar Salad Spear Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups 1/4-inch-diced white bread
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    3 anchovy fillets, mashed
    1 small garlic clove, smashed
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for garnish
    7 Belgian endives

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the bread with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the bread on a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes, stirring once, until golden and crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, in the same bowl, using a spoon, mash the anchovies to a paste with the garlic and a pinch of salt. Whisk in the mayonnaise, lemon zest and lemon juice, then whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the 1/4 cup of grated cheese.
  4. Trim the endives and remove the 60 largest leaves from 6 of the heads. Stack the leaves and trim them to about 4 inches.
  5. Thinly slice the remaining endive, along with the trimmings of the 6 other heads (you should have about 3 cups), and toss with the dressing.
  6. Spoon the salad onto each spear and garnish with the croutons and grated cheese. Serve immediately.

Makes 5 dozen spears.

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