Caesar Soup

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Author Notes: Some of our best ideas come about in similar fashion - relaxing with a couple of adult beverages, with perhaps a cookbook or two, a couple of newspaper articles featuring different gazpachos, a 100 degree reading on the outdoor thermometer, and planning what to cook and eat over the long weekend ...aargersi

Serves 2

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber - I used English and left the skin on
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons good extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 anchovies (depending on your love of the fish)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup torn baguette - inside only, no crust
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • a few turns black pepper
  • 2 slices baguette
  • 1 hard cooked egg
  • shaved parmesan for serving
  1. Put the first 8 ingredients in a processor or blender (lettuce through water) and blend until it's fairly smooth. Add the torn bread and let it soak for a minute or two. Add salt and pepper and blend again until it's all well mixed. Taste for salt and pepper, adjust if necessary. Put the soup in the fridge and put two soup bowls in the freezer. Wait for everything to chill nicely.
  2. Toast the slices of baguette and chop the egg. To serve - pour the soup into the two cold bowls. Drizzle with olive oil and shave some parmesan on too (I use a carrot peeler). Pile the chopped egg onto the two baguette slices and serve with the soup.

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

Wow, this does look how the idea came about too!


almost 3 years ago wssmom

You are the cleverest woman!!!


almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Clever, clever, ms. aargersi! What a fun dish to serve next to a grilled steak in place of a classic Caesar! ?


almost 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks HLA! Maybe with grilled lamby chops topped with your harissa!!!


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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh I love this! What a great take on one of my favorite salads!


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

This sounds awesome! (I guess, I could omit the anchovies to make this vegetarian!)


almost 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks! It was really good - and yeah I think you could use a different salt / umami source for the anchovies, maybe miso paste? A dark one?


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks! SOunds perfect!