Delight your friends and family with this light, fresh and healthy salad. Loaded with the fresh flavors of a traditional Cesar salad topped with homemade crunchy croutons, hardboiled eggs, and rich bourbon-glazed salmon.
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 TBS soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- A pinch of salt and black pepper
Cesar Salad Dressing
- Zest and juice from 1 large lemon
- 2 TBS Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pieces of salmon, skin removed
- 4 hardboiled eggs sliced in half
- 1 large or 2 small heads of romaine lettuce
- Homemade croutons (see blog post for recipe)
- Place all ingredients into a small saucepan.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Reduce it to a simmer and cook it for 5-10 minutes.
- When it’s ready, the pan will fill with bubbles, let it cook for another minute stirring it.
- Remove it from the heat and let it cool.
- The sauce will reduce by half and become very thick.
Cesar Salad Dressing
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and mix well.
- Store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
- Preheat oven to 425°
- Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
- Rub a small amount of olive oil on each side of the fish.
- Lightly salt and pepper each side.
- Place the salmon into a small baking dish or on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until it is opaque.
- Remove dish with salmon from the oven
- Set the oven to broil.
- Brush both sides of the salmon with the bourbon glaze.
- Place the dish back into the oven for 3-5 minutes. Watch it very carefully so it does not burn.
- Remove the salmon from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Add more glaze to the top of the salmon.
Assemble the Salad
- Tear the lettuce into small pieces and place it in a bowl.
- Add the desired amount of Cesar salad dressing.
- Add the croutons.
- Arrange the lettuce on a large serving platter.
- Arrange hard-boiled eggs around the salad.
- Lightly salt and pepper if desired.
- Add the salmon to the top of the salad.
Serve with crusty french bread.
- Category: Dinner Salad
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: seafood salad, salmon salad, baked salmon, glazed salmon