In this recipe, you will learn the technique of shelling, deveining and grilling of shrimp, baking of croutons, whisking of Caesar dressing and shaving of Parmesan Cheese. Apart from that, you will also learn how to handle the equipment and ingredients necessary to produce Shrimp Caesar Salad.
There are several stories about the Caesar Salad. One of the popular ones being, Caesar Salad was named after the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar.
However, according to another, Chef Caesar Cardini’s daughter claimed that, on the 4th of July 1924, her father, Chef and Restaurateur Caesar Cardini,made do with what he had by making a quick salad and dressing out of the remaining ingredients lying around in his kitchen. Further, he is said to have added a dramatic flair of table-side tossing “by the chef”, to help engage the unexpected rush of customers in order not to turn them away.
Another story by the partner of Caesar Cardini, Paul Maggiora, is that the Caesar salad was actually made for American airmen from San Diego and was also called as the “Aviator’s Salad”.
Whatever its origin, it is clear that this salad was put together and made popular at Caesar Cardini’s restaurant. As it grew in popularity in Caesar’s restaurant, it so got the name “Caesar Salad”.
Caesar Salad can be topped with grilled chicken, steak, or seafood, to make it more nutritious and wholesome. Certain Mexican restaurants may improvise with substituting tortilla strips for croutons or Cotija cheese for the Parmesan.
This dish has all the components for a classical salad, from the lettuce to the delicious Caesar dressing and the crunchy croutons, topped with juicy marinated grilled shrimp and parmesan shavings.
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