Pacific-Rim Caesar Salad

Pacific-Rim Caesar Salad
Pacific-Rim Caesar Salad

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1/4

    cup fresh lime juice

  • 2

    tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger

  • 1

    tablespoon minced lemongrass (available at Asian markets and in the produce section of some supermarkets)

  • 1

    tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1

    tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla) (available at Asian markets and in the Asian foods section of many supermarkets)

  • 2

    garlic cloves peeled

  • 2

    teaspoons chili-garlic sauce (available at Asian markets and in the Asian foods section of many supermarkets)

  • 1/2

    cup vegetable oil

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • 1

    large romaine lettuce head torn bite size (abt 15 cups loosely packed)

  • 1

    cup grated Parmesan cheese - (packed) abt 3 oz

Directions

Heat heavy small skillet over medium-low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir until toasted and golden, about 3 minutes. Set aside. Combine lime juice and next 7 ingredients in processor; process until well blended. With processor running, add vegetable oil in slow stream; process until slightly thickened. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Place lettuce in large bowl. Add dressing and 3/4 cup Parmesan; toss to combine. Divide salad among 6 plates; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and toasted sesame seeds. This recipe yields 6 first-course servings. Top this salad with seared tuna or scallops to make it into a main course for four.

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