The ingredients for this Caesar Club Sandwich from Food Network, really appealed to me. The traditional caesar all crammed into delicious ciabatta bread. This is the first time that I have prepared a dressing using anchovy paste and I was interested to see how the flavour would differ to anchovies in oil.
I gave this recipe a fabulous 8/10!
Chicken breasts, Olive oil, Pancetta, Garlic, Parsley, Anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, Lemon juice, Mayonnaise, Ciabatta bread, Rocket, Sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan 8/10
Level of difficulty
The recipe is very simple, you could probably make the dressing without a food processor, but it is smoother if you use one. 8/10
Time taken to prepare
There is quite a bit of prep for this dish, but most of the ingredients that need to be cooked, can be prepared simultaneously. I used boneless chicken breast, which didn’t take as long to cook as the recipe suggests. 7.5/10
This caesar club sandwich is packed with fabulous flavours. The dressing is really tasty, it could probably have done with being a little bit thicker. The flavours in the dressing were quite zesty and the anchovy paste seemed to add a slightly more smoky flavour than anchovy fillets. The pancetta and chicken work really well together and the flavours complimented each other. The sun-dried tomatoes were strong, but as long as you enjoy their flavour, they are great in this dish. The parmesan and rocket add a final caesar twist to this club. I used individual ciabatta, which were lovely and fresh. They were quite small and with hindsight a bigger loaf might have worked better, to contain all the fabulous ingredients. 8.5/10
I thought this sandwich was amazing. From the lovely fresh ciabatta, to the intense sun-dried tomatoes and the salty pancetta, every mouthful was a flavour packed winner. I will definitely be trying this again and this recipe deserves the very high rating of 8/10.