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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:43 PM

2. Suggest he consider a Beef Rouladen (edited for an OOPS!. Hit post accidentally before I was done!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/german-beef-rouladen/

I would advise more of a search for recipes and put together one from all based on what sounds good to him. The best one I ever had was so tender you could cut it with a fork and the filling was scrumptious. A bit more involved than just a steak, but it may be the one that knocks the judges socks off!

If he is considering a cold salad, a Caesar with home made croutons and dressing is also impressive.

Here's my recipe for the dressing;

I have found using an immersion blender works best for this, but a regular blender will do as well. Doing this by hand is a LOT of work!

Ingredients;
Fresh squeezed lemon juice
Fresh garlic cloves
Fresh cracked pepper
Anchovy fillets (It is NOT a Caesar dressing without anchovy!) I buy a small tin of them in Olive Oil.
Olive Oil
One Egg
Dash of Worcestershire
I make this by taste, because lemons vary as does garlic. Hot garlic will ruin this dressing in my opinion.

In the cup of the immersion blender or a suitable alternative, add just one medium garlic clove, and the juice on one half a medium lemon, grind some pepper in and just one anchovy fillet to start. Start blending and slowly add the olive oil (at this point, I probably add about 1/4 cup or so) until it starts to emulsify. Add the egg (don't worry, the lemon juice will basically cook the egg and the possibility of getting ill from a modern raw fresh egg is very remote) and 2 or 3 shakes from the Lee & Perrins bottle, blend thoroughly and taste. Add more garlic, lemon and another anchovy fillet as needed for taste. This will make about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup or so of the dressing. Just add more of everything if he is expected to feed a horde!

My most common mistake is adding too much lemon juice. The flavors should balance nicely, with it not being too lemony, too garlicky or too fishy.

Nice fresh Romaine Lettuce and freshly grated Romano Cheese finishes it off. A proper Caesar Salad has just the 4 ingredients; The dressing, the lettuce, the croutons and the cheese. NOTHING else!

There are just too many possibilites for the other food group, so I'll leave that to others.

Best of luck to him!

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