In search for the best caesar salad recipe around, I tried the Steak Caesar Salad recipe from Food Network by Mama’s Kitchen. The recipe suggests using a ready-made salad kit, but instead I took the opportunity to try the Caesar Salad Supreme recipe from allrecipes.
Rating 6.75/10 and 7.5/10
Steak Caesar Salad – Sirloin Steak, Olive Oil, Garlic 5/10
Caesar Salad Supreme – Garlic, Hellmanns Mayonnaise, Waitrose Anchovy Fillets, Waitrose Parmesan Cheese, Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Maille Dijon Mustard, Fresh Lemon Juice, Waitrose Olive Oil, Waitrose Sourdough, Waitrose Romaine Lettuce 7/10
Level of difficulty
Preparing the steak doesn’t require any particular skills, other than making sure that it doesn’t overcook or burn. 8/10
For the caesar salad the allrecipes website is extremely helpful as it it adjusts the ingredients, depending on how many portions you want to make. It would be even better if the recipe also adjusted to the number of portions as well. Using ready-made mayonnaise in the caesar dressing, means that you don’t have to make your own, which can be tricky if you haven’t made mayonnaise before. It makes it a simple caesar salad dressing. 8/10
Time taken to prepare
The steak takes very little time to prepare and cook. Be careful not to overcook the meat, as it will be tough. 8/10
Using ready-made mayonnaise cuts down on the time taken to prepare the dressing, which is really quick and simple. Cooking the croutons adds to the time in this recipe, but it is definitely worth it. 7/10
The steak had a lovely flavour and was very tender, but it didn’t really stand out for me and I think it would have been as nice, without the garlic. If I was going to cook a steak caesar salad again, I think I would use a marinade to add more flavour. 6/10
The dressing was simple to make and because the website adjusted the ingredients, the proportions were exact. I love croutons made this way. Although they are a little higher in calories, if you only have a few, it’s definitely worth it.
I treated myself to a new grater, which grates the parmesan very finely. 8/10
The two recipes worked really well together. The steak was very tender and dressing of the caesar salad did not overpower it. This was a lovely recipe which was very simple to make and tasted great. 6.75/10 for the steak and 7.5/10 for the caesar salad supreme.
What’s your favourite Steak Caesar Salad recipe?