Romaine Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Very similar to Caesar salad dressing but packed with even more anchovy flavor. Definitely not for the meek.

Serves 6.

4 garlic cloves
3 anchovy fillets
½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard
¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
¼ cup olive oil

2 heads romaine lettuce, pale green inner leave only, torn
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

1. To make the Anchovy Dressing: Place the garlic, anchovies, mustard, and lemon juice in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined. While the machine is running, gradually add the oil.

2. Place the lettuce in a large serving bowl, add the dressing and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently and serve immediately.

From The $50 Dinner Party: 26 Dinner Parties That Won’t Break Your Bank, Your Back, or Your Schedule (Simon & Schuster, 1998)