My childhood comfort food is strangely - or maybe not strangely...you tell me - caesar salad. I remember running errands with my mom on the weekends sometimes and if we ended up at a California Pizza Kitchen for lunch, then I would always get a kid's menu caesar salad. I loved the pungent and creamy dressing and of course, the Parmesan cheese. Plus, CPK's version used to serve Goldfish crackers on top as well for garnish and I thought that was so cute.
When I was recreating my perfect caesar dressing, I wanted to include all of my favorite ingredients in the ratios that I always wished they would come: lots of garlic, cheese, and anchovy in a thick and creamy base. I added poached shrimp to mimic my childhood memory of eating the Goldfish on top, but this salad is delicious with nearly any protein or by itself as a lighter option.
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What do you think of this recipe, and would you make this at home? What's your childhood comfort food? Let's talk below in the comments section!
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