Updated 07/10/2012 05:00 AM
Recipe: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad
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two 7-8 ounce boneless, skinless salmon fillets
olive oil and salt and pepper for seasoning salmon
approx. 6-8 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
approx. 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
5-6 1-inch thick slices baguette or batard
olive oil for brushing bread
for the dressing:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish)
1/4 cup plain yogurt (or buttermilk)
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
1 small anchovy fillets, finely minced
black pepper to taste
To make the Caesar dressing, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of either plain yogurt or buttermilk. Then add 2 Tbs lemon juice, 1 small to medium size finely minced clove of garlic, 2 small finely minced anchovy fillets and a good crack of black pepper and whisk it up.
Keep the dressing cold in the fridge and chop up as much Romaine lettuce as you want, slice the tomatoes, season the salmon fillets with olive oil and salt and pepper and also brush the outsides of 5-6 pieces of 1-inch thick sliced bread with olive oil, and it's time to head out to the grill.
Grill the bread at the same time as you're grilling the salmon to your liking. The bread won't take as long as the salmon, you just want it to have some nice grill marks on the outside when it's done, and then take it off the grill. Cook the salmon until it is just cooked through but not dried out.
Once you're back inside the house, cut the croutons into bite size pieces and add those to a bowl with the lettuce and tomatoes and generously dress that with the Caesar dressing, divide it up onto individual plates and top each one with some of the flaked, cooked salmon.
Finish with more grated parmesan cheese if you like.
Substitute chicken for salmon, just use your judgment for how much you need.