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Anchovies Give Authority to This Caesar-Like Salad Dressing

Magazine article Sunset

Anchovies Give Authority to This Caesar-Like Salad Dressing

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Anchovies give authority to this Caesar-like salad dressing

If you like anchovies, you'll like this authoritative salad dressing. Whirling the ingredients--garlic, lemon, oil, and anchovies --in the blender the way you make mayonnaise produces a thick dressing that clings to crisp leaves.

Served with romaine and crisp croutons, the dressing imparts a flavor reminiscent of a Caesar salad. Or try it with simple mixed greens, on sliced ripe tomatoes, or with distinctively flavored salad leaves such as radicchio, arugula, or endive.

Anchovy Dressing

1 can (2 oz.) anchovy fillets, drained

1 large clove garlic

2 tablespoons lemon juice About 2 teaspoons water

1/4 cup olive oil or salad oil

In a blender, combine anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons water; whirl until smooth. With motor running, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream.

Serve, or cover and refrigerate as long as 3 days. …

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