Pan-Grilled Caesar Salad

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup ciabatta bread cubes
  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Anchovy oil from can of anchovies packed in olive oil (optional)
  • Handful fresh flat parsley leaves, chopped

Heat grill pan over high heat.

For the salad, in a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, a few pinches of salt and about 15 grinds pepper. Cut lettuce head in half lengthwise and brush with olive oil mixture. Toss bread cubes with oil mixture.

Grill lettuce until nicely blackened and wilted. Grill in stages if your grill pan isn’t large enough to grill in one stage. Transfer lettuce to a serving platter. Add bread cubes to pan and grill until golden.

Squeeze lemon over the lettuce. Sprinkle shaved Parmesan and grilled bread over the top, drizzle with the anchovy oil and finish with parsley.

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