Red Hot Caesar Salad with Candied Pecans

When my husband Eric fiddles with my classic Caesar..


2 tablespoons butter

1 cup whole pecans

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons brown sugar


3/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons brown mustard

2 tablespoons A-1 sauce

1/3 cup Red Hot sauce

3 hearts Romaine, chopped

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

      The Recipe

Melt butter in a small skillet.  Saute pecans until lightly browned.  Season with salt.  Stir in brown sugar until it melts.  Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large, deep bowl make dressing:  Mix together olive oil, salt and pepper, minced garlic, brown mustard, A-1 sauce and Red Hot sauce.

Pile lettuce on top of dressing and give it a mix.  Add lemon juice and Parmesan and mix again.  Add candied pecans last and toss.  Serves 4 - 6.



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