Classic Chicken Caesar Salad

A while ago we decided to make a classic chicken caesar salad and began to search the internet to find the ideal recipe. We found dozens of recipes but only court our attention and that was a recipe from Seattle Foodshed. It was a classic caesar salad with out the chicken, but as we were going to have the salad as a our main course we added grilled chicken.

The recipe is very easy and it doesn’t take long to make, but be careful when making the dressing. Hope that you will love it as much as we do 🙂

 

Ingredients (2 servings)

2 chicken breasts (organic if possible)

1/4 tsp. chili flakes

Salt

Pepper

 

Salad:

1 head romaine lettuce

1 lemon, juice

1 garlic clove

1 egg

2 anchovies

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Salt

Pepper

 

Croutons:

1/2 loaf of ciabatta

3 tbsp. olive oil

Salt

Pepper

 

Cut the ciabatta into 1-inch cubes and roast in medium-hot olive oil until crisp and slightly browned. Season with salt and pepper.

Season the chicken with salt, pepper and chili flakes and grill it on both sides until it is well done – approximately 10-12 minutes on each side depending on the size. Cover in tin foil when grilled and let rest while preparing the rest of the salad.

Rinse the lettuce in cold water and it drip off. Tear the dried lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl.

Blend together egg, lemon juice, garlic clove and anchovies until smooth. If you use a food processor, pour the olive oil slowly into the mixture while the processing. If you use a hand blend, transfer the mixture to a bowl and slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking. Using the last of the two methods you will need to whisk a lot, but it is not impossible 🙂 Stop whisking when all the olive oil has been absorbed – over whisking will ruin the dressing!! When finished whisking add 1/8 cup of grated parmesan and season with salt and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the shredded lettuce and mix well. Place the lettuce mixture on two plates and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese. Slice the chicken breast into thin slices and place on top of the salad together with the croutons.

Serve for lunch or as a light dinner 🙂

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (2 servings)

2 chicken breasts (organic if possible)

1/4 tsp. chili flakes

Salt

Pepper

 

Salad:

1 head romaine lettuce

1 lemon, juice

1 garlic clove

1 egg

2 anchovies

0.6 dl olive oil

50 g parmesan cheese, grated

Salt

Pepper

 

Croutons:

1/2 loaf of ciabatta

3 tbsp. olive oil

Salt

Pepper

 

30 Minute Duck Salad

Last night we were both feeling tired and decided that dinner was going to be something fast and and easy but still delicious. We look in the fridge and found ingredients for out favorite duck salad and decided to make it.

One of the great things about this sale is, that it takes less than 30 minutes to make and it tastes fabulous 🙂 The combination of the juicy duck meat together with all the crispy vegetables and the sweet mango and perfumed cilantro gives it a bit of an Asian twist without it being to much.

The recipe below is for a 2-persons main course, but you can use it as an appetizer to, which will cover 4-6 servings instead.

 

Ingredients (2 servings)

1 duck breast

Salt

Pepper

2 handfuls rucola salad

1/2 leek

6 cherry tomatoes

10 asparagus

1/2 cucumber

1/2 mango

1 onion

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup cilantro

 

Clean the duck breast and remove tendons and blood vessels if any. Heat up a frying pan and make small cuts in the duck skin; season with salt and pepper. Place the duck breast with the skin side down, when the pan is smoking hot. Turn down the heat and fry on the skin side for 8-10 minutes. Turn the duck breast and turn off the heat. Let fry for additionally 2-3 minutes before removing the it from the pan. Let rest (on the meat side) on a plate for 10 minutes before cutting it into 1/2 inch slices.

While the duck is frying and resting, you have time to prep the vegetables. Clean the rucola salad and leek in cold water and let it drip off in a colander.

Slice the onion in paper thin slices and place them in a bowl and cover with soy sauce. Set aside until the rest of the vegetables are prepared.

Clean the asparagus and cut them into bit size pieces and blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds. Rinse the asparagus in cold water to avoid that they get soft.

Slice the tomatoes, mango, cucumber and the cleaned leek into thin slices.

Arrange the salad on a nice plate beginning with the rucola salad, followed by the cucumber-, tomato-, and leek slices. Then add the blanched asparagus and the soy-marinated onion slices and finish off with the mango slices.

When the duck breast has been resting for approximately 10 minutes, you can slice it. Place the slices on top of the salad and sprinkle with cilantro.

Serve with a good cold beer 🙂

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (2 servings)

1 duck breast

Salt

Pepper

2 handfuls rucola salad

1/2 leek

6 cherry tomatoes

10 asparagus

1/2 cucumber

1/2 mango

1 onion

1.25 dl soy sauce

0.8 dl cup cilantro