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Caesar Salad

Easy Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

To make a caesar salad properly, you should be using fresh cooked bacon, homemade croutons, and a homemade Caesar salad dressing. You can get restaurant quality food and it won’t cost you any more than the “salad in a bag” approach.

Check out the bottom of this page for complete instructions on how to prepare the perfect Caesar salad.

This homemade caesar salad dressing recipe uses anchovies. If that makes you squeamish, feel free to leave them out.

Simple Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients

You will need:

  • A bunch of fresh garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • An egg
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh ground pepper. Like in one of those big pepper thingies.
  • And optionally, some anchovy fillets

How to Prepare Caesar Salad Dressing

There is surprisingly little preparation in this dressing. You won’t even really be cooking it.

First things first, you need to measure out your ingredients.

Take four to six garlic cloves and chop them up finely. Chop six anchovy fillets, and coddle an egg. (Egg coddling is basically a light poaching.)

Combine your garlic, anchovies, and egg in a food processor or a blender. Add the juice of half a lemon, two tablespoons of freshly shredded Parmesan, and two teaspoons of worcestershire sauce.

Finally, add a quarter cup of olive oil and grind in as much pepper as you think you would enjoy.

Blend, process, whatever.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least fifteen minutes before serving.

Tips for Making Caesar Salad Dressing

Combine with homemade croutons and perfectly cooked bacon when making your caesar salad.

Don’t make more than you need. Even after coddling, the egg is practically raw. Use all of the dressing when you make it. Don’t try to store it for extended periods of time.

Spicy Jalapeno Peppers and some purple things too

Homemade Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe

This homemade jalapeno hot sauce is a very basic hot sauce recipe that you can make on the stove-top.

Spicy Jalapeno Peppers and some purple things too

This recipe is fairly similar to this habanero hot sauce recipe, but jalapenos are much milder and easier to eat in greater quantities.

You will need a food processor.

Hot Sauce Ingredients

For this recipe you will need about twenty fresh jalapeno peppers.

You will also need fresh garlic and onion. A little bit of salt and vinegar will be required as well.

You will also need vegetable oil for preparation, and some water. Hopefully you know where to find water.

How to Make Hot Sauce

Chop up about twenty fresh jalapeno peppers. You can slice them, dice them, whatever you’d like. They will be run through a food processor later, anyways.

Chop up three to four garlic cloves and a medium onion as well.

Coat a medium saucepan with a bit of vegetable oil and heat over high heat.

Combine the sliced peppers, garlic, and onion and saute for four or five minutes. Add about three quarters of a teaspoon of salt while sauteeing.

Add two cups of water and cook the mixture, stirring often. After about twenty minutes, remove from heat.

Once the mixture cools to room temperature, pour everything into a food processor and puree. Slowly add one cup of white vinegar during the pureeing process.

And you’re left with a delicious jalapeno pepper spicy hot sauce.

Tips for Preparing and Using Hot Sauce

  • If you pour the mixture into a sterilized jar it can be kept in the fridge for four to six months.
  • For a thicker sauce, process less. For a runnier sauce, increase the amounts of water and vinegar slightly.
  • For a spicier hot sauce, try out this habanero hot sauce recipe instead.
  • For something more “mass-market” approved you can check out our knock-off recipe for Frank’s Red Hot.