I love ceasar salads, all kinds , with chicken, plain , shrimp you name it. But I hated making the dressing every time I wanted it and somehow bottled dressings dont taste as good as homemade. Then I found this recipe. I love it! I make a big batch and put it in an old jar and keep it refridgerated for when I want it now. When you really think about it the base is really a homemade mayonnaise so thats whats used in this instead of making this by hand. By doing that it keeps well too.
EASY CEASAR DRESSING MAKES 6 SERVINGS
4 anchovy fillets (yes use it, it does make a difference and when blended you dont taste it)
3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped up a bit
2 tb. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Dijon
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1 1/3c. mayonnaise ( I like Best Foods, its Hellmanns in the east)
2tb. Parmesan cheese
2tb. (or more) fresh lemon juice
Extra Parmesan for the salad when served.
Blend all ingred. in a food processor then chill.
I usually put all the ingred. down to the Dijon in the processor, then zap it a bit till the garlic is pretty ground up. You dont want chunks of that. I use anchovy paste you can buy in a tube because I dont use it much. I dont need to buy a bunch then have it go bad. I squirt out what I think are 4 fillets and add. Once the good stuff is blended I add the mayo, cheese and lemon juice and zap. I add the Tabasco and zap once more and taste to adjust if needed. I always use fresh lemon juice for this , its the best. This dressing is not strong so for us I usually add a bit more of the flavorings and maybe another garlic clove. Taste when you make it and decide for yourself.