A favorite wine of ours, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand was just asking to be opened. So, a grilled salmon filet and a salad with the Trout 'Easy Caesar Salad' dressing was on the menu for tonight.
We found this salad dressing in Bon Appetit many years ago, and it is taped inside a kitchen cabinet. That is how often it is used.
Easy Caesar Salad
1 tablespoon squeeze of anchovy paste
2 chopped garlic cloves
5-6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Mix in a small food processor and add to a bowl of Romaine lettuce. Top with extra Parmesan cheese.
We had this lovely dinner with a bottle of Kim Crawford 2008 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. I have never been very fond of white wine. Red Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon are my favorites for enjoying with a meal. However, Kim Crawford puts out an excellent Sauvignon that has a bouquet of grapefruit and the first taste on the tongue is also of grapefruit. It is excellent with a fish, such as the salmon we had this evening. When I asked The Trout what the bouquet was as he sniffed it in perfect manner, he said 'grapefruit and quince.' Well, that started a whole new conversation. Like, "when did you ever taste quince?" We always have fun!