Caesar Salad with Shrimp

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INGREDIENTS


1 10-ounce loaf sourdough or country-style bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled
1 head romaine lettuce, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips (about 1/2 quarts)
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

 

 

DIRECTIONS


Heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Toss the bread cubes with 1 tablespoon of the oil and spread on a large baking sheet. Bake until crisp on the outside and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

Meanwhile, put the lemon juice, garlic, Parmesan, anchovy paste, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the 3/4 cup oil. Alternatively, whisk together everything but the oil and then add the oil slowly, still whisking.

Heat the broiler. In a broiler pan or on a baking sheet, toss the shrimp with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Broil the shrimp, turning once, until just done, about 4 minutes in all.

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, and shrimp. Add the dressing and toss to coat.

 

Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
Yield:  4 Servings

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