Very simple to make, very fast to prepare and a very popular dish – this start is refreshing and you can even make the croutons a day ahead. Use two or three day old bread as it works better in this dish.
As an option, add some Prawns to the dish to make it a bit more filling. If wanted, toss the Salad in the dressing before plating it for your guests to eat.
To Serve 6
2 Thick Slices White Bread
1 Heart of Romaine Lettuce
300g Smoked Salmon
1 Ripe Avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced
8tbsp Caesar Dressing
75g Parmesan Cheese
1. Cut the Bread into cubes about an inch square, and heat the Butter and Oil in a large frying pan, before putting the pieces of Bread into the Frying Pan. Move the pieces around with a Wooden Spoon, cook over a medium heat turning frequently until they’re crisp and golden brown. Tip onto a plate and leave to cool.
2. When you’re ready to serve, tear the Lettuce into pieces, and arrange onto six plates. Flake the Smoked Salmon into pieces, mix with the Avocado slices and Croutons.
3. Drizzle a tablespoon of Dressing Over each plate, then shave the Parmesan Cheese or coarsely grate it, before scattering on top.
4. Serve chilled, with some extra dressing used as decoration on the plates.
Photo Courtesy of: Stephen Barnett