The Great Gatsby: A Roaring 20's Cocktail Soiree
Caesar Salad Skewers
If you are going to make the croutons yourself, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. While the oven is preheating, lay the slices of bread on a cookie sheet and coat lightly with cooking spray on both sides. In a small dish, combine all of the seasonings for the croutons. Sprinkle the seasonings evenly on both sides of the bread. Bake until golden brown and crisp. Put the toast aside to cool.The dressing is very simple. In a blender, combine all of the salad dressing ingredients with the exception of the olive oil. Blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a jar with a lid, or anything else you can shake, with the olive oil. Shake vigorously until the dressing thickens.
To assemble, spear 5 or 6 leaves of romaine onto the end of each cocktail skewer. If you baked your own croutons, this is the time to cut them into ¾ inch cubes. Follow each lettuce chunk with a crouton and then half of a cherry tomato. Drizzle dressing over all of the skewers, and top with some crumbled crouton and parmesan cheese.
Makes 24 skewers (with extra dressing).
- 2 heads of romaine lettuce, cut into ½ inch strips
- 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (or 2 fillets)
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
- 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- Parmesan cheese (to top)
- Cocktail skewers
- 6 slices of favorite bread
- ½ tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
- Cooking spray