A Little Cuisine... Cheese Crisps and Caesar Salad with fixin's

By Tami
Red Mountain Spa and Resort recipes continued...
Cheese Crisps These are always my favorite at the fancy restaurants, who knew they were so easy!

Put heaps of 1 TBSP Parmesan Cheese on a baking sheet lined with a silpat ( a must have, NOTHING will stick to it!)
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and serve on the side of a Caesar Salad or just to snack on!
Yummy! *Tami's Tip* you can also make caramelized sugar crisps this way. Serve on the side of desserts!

A Great Caesar Salad Dressing
3/4 oz bottle anchovy fillets ( don't be afraid of these, they add a great flavor. NOT fishy at all!)
1/2 tsp mustard
2 cloves garlic
1tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
2/3 cup olive oil *Tami's Tip* always add the oil last and slowly to your dressings
4 oz soft tofu
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Put all ingredients but oil into a food processor, pulse well adding oil slowly.

Chicken Caesar Salad
Romaine or any leafy lettuce
diced chicken
Garlic croutons * recipe follows
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Homemade Garlic Croutons
3 slices sourdough bread
olive oil *Tami's Terrific Tip* A GREAT way to control the amount of oil you use is to make an oil spritzer by filling any clean spray bottle half full with olive oil, or any oil of your choice. Write the date that it was filled, check every 3 months to make sure that it is still good by holding up to the light and making sure that it is clear, free from any discoloration or particles. Store in a cool, dry, dark place like a spice cupboard. Each spray contains 1/8 tsp of oil. Use to grease pans and adding oil to dishes.
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dry oregano
Stack bread and cut off crust. Cut into cubes, put into large mixing bowl spray about 3 sprays of oil then toss with powders and oregano, spray another 3 sprays of oil. Put on baking sheet lined with silpat, bake 350 for 7-10 minutes until golden brown. Delish!

1 comment:

emily emmer said...

This sounds delicious! I'm excited to try your lower fat Caesar dressing with the tofu and looking forward to more of your Terrific Tips!!


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