Friday, May 14, 2010

Salmon Salad with a Creamy Caesar Dressing

Because I apparently like torturing myself and I would love to meet Paula Deen, I uploaded another video to the Real Women of Philadelphia competition. I felt more like myself in this video...even if I am a little too dorky sometimes and hate the sound of my own voice. :sigh:

Anyhow. Make sure you enter the apron giveaway! Deadline is tomorrow at midnight! Also, I'm toying with the idea of starting an Etsy shop to sell aprons and whatever else I feel like making - y'all's thoughts?

And now, to the recipe!

My mom has a few specialties when it comes to cooking. One of which is her Creamy Caesar Salmon Salad. It's fantastic. So much so that whenever company comes over, 9 times out of 10, this is what she'll make.

The salad dressing is great because it's got all the flavor of a Caesar salad dressing but without the raw egg or anchovies that you often find in standard Caesar salad dressings. Raw eggs and anchovies gross me out so this recipe is perfect for me! And it's great if you're pregnant since raw eggs and most seafood is a big no-no.

In a bowl combine 1 c. mayo, the zest and juice of one lemon, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. back pepper, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 c. water and 3/4 c. grated parmesan.


In a large skillet, heated to screaming hot, add 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Season 2 salmon fillets heavily with Creole seasoning. Add to the pan and sear on both sides.

Just tear up some lettuce, add some dressing and your seared salmon fillet along with some delicious croutons. Actually, I think back in that crouton recipe I mentioned my Mom's salmon caesar salad. They go together like PB &J. :)

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing (printable recipe)
Enough for 1-2 large family sized salads!

1 c. mayo
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/8 c. water (if you toss dressing onto wet lettuce you don't have to add the water or dry your lettuce! win win!)

In a bowl combine all the ingredients together with a whisk. Serve over your favorite salad. :)


  1. Great new video Sarah!

  2. Chandra makes a very similar ceasar salad dressing! Yum.


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