Filipino Recipe · Salads

CAESAR SALAD (FILIPINO STYLE)

Loading...

This CAESAR SALAD (FILIPINO STYLE) is very simple and delicious! With added grilled chicken slices to for some add on proteins. So yummy and healthy!

A Short Story about Caesar Salad:

Caesar Cardini, an Italian-Mexican restaurateur was credited to have invented Caesar Salad. According to his daughter Rosa, on July 4, 1924, when there was a shortage of supplies in the restaurant located in Southern California, his father made do of what he had and created this salad.

In some dramatic fashion, he had the servers prepare the salads tableside using large wooden bowls. The salad became popular with Hollywood and celebrities. So much so, that it gave birth to a popular line of Caesar Cardini dressings.

Friends and family tried to dispute the story behind the Caesar salad but its namesake seem to have had the last word.

The usual Caesar Salad is made with romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Our recipe is an adaptation by a foremost Filipino chef, Gene Gonzales, hence, he named it Ensalada ni Cesar.

CAESAR SALAD (FILIPINO STYLE)

Servings: 4

CAESAR SALAD (FILIPINO STYLE)

Ingredients:

1 clove garlic, sliced
2 egg yolks
1 cup corn oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon bagoong Balayan
1/2 head iceberg/romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup croutons
3 tablespoons bacon bits
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions:

1. Smudge bowl with fresh garlic, on the inside of a bowl (preferably wooden). Rub it so the flavor is lingering.

2. Add egg yolks and whisk until pale in color.

3. Mix in oil, a tablespoon at a time while continuously whisking until thick.

4. Add in remaining oil, mustard and bagoong (anchovy).

5. Add in lettuce and place onto serving plates. Top with croutons, bacon and cheese.

6. Serve immediately.

7. Enjoy!

Cook’s Note:

1. When opening a bottle of bagoong Balayan, throw away the watery portion on top.

2. Use the freshest eggs, with no cracks. Pasteurized eggs are highly recommended for this recipe. Important to prevent salmonella bacteria.

You may also try our new recipe:

CHOCOLATE GRAVY AND BISCUITS

Thank you for dropping by our website! Don’t forget to Pin us in Pinterest.

You may also “Add Mama’s Guide to your Home Screen” just like an app for android or IOS.

The star ratings are for those who tried to cook our recipe. Kindly rate back the recipe if you tried it and you’re satisfied.

Thanks a lot for supporting our website and help other friends discover great recipes.

Credits to Kitchen Offerings

Recipe adapted from “The Little Ensalada Book” by Gene Gonzales.

Leave a Reply