Grilled Romaine Salad
- 2 heads romaine lettuce
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette, recipe follows
- Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette:
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 to 2 lemons)
- 2 tablespoons anchovy paste
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat a grill to medium-high.
Rinse and pat dry the lettuce. Cut the 2 heads in half lengthwise. Brush surface with olive oil and grill about 4 to 5 minutes total, turning occasionally. Place each wedge on a salad plate and drizzle with Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette or your favorite Caesar dressing. With a vegetable peeler, shave some pieces from a wedge of Reggiano-Parmigiano over each salad and serve.Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette:
Place all ingredients in a pint jar with a lid. Secure the lid, then shake to blend. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Recipe courtesy Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, adapted from BBQ Queens Big Book of Barbecue, published by Harvard Common Press, 2005