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Fillet Steak with Frites and Caesar Salad. A Recipe for Romance.

Last night my husband surprised me with a pre-Valentines romantic meal! He grilled 2 fillet steaks and served them with frites and a Caesar salad. It was wonderful and the Caesar salad made it extra special as he used my Grandfather’s recipe for Caesar dressing – which simply is the best Caesar dressing I have ever tasted.

Here is my Grandfather’s recipe.


  • 2 garlic cloves (minced).
  • 1 anchovy fillet (or 1 Tbsp of anchovy paste).
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
  • 2 egg yolks slightly beaten.
  • 3 Tbsp of “Maille a L’Ancienne” mustard. This is a type of Dijon mustard with seeds and is A VERY IMPORTANT INGREDIENT.
  • Juice of ¼ lemon.
  • ½ cup of olive oil (I do use slightly less)
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco.
  • 3 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese.


Add all the ingredients together in the order they appear in this ingredients list. Combine each ingredient well before adding the next one. This will make the basic dressing.

Use 1 large head of Romaine lettuce (this should make enough for 4 servings).

Toss the Romaine with the dressing.

Add another ½ cup of Parmesan cheese and toss again till well mixed.

Just before serving you can add crushed bacon and/or croutons. Toss again just before serving and enjoy!

Tonight it’s MY turn to make the romantic meal. Wish me luck.

Fillet Steak with Caesar Salad and Frites

2 Responses to “Fillet Steak with Frites and Caesar Salad. A Recipe for Romance.”

  1. Cajuns says:

    You really are making this chunky boy from Louisiana hungry! lol I guess I am spoiled to eating great food. We do it up right and could care less about the fat. I guess we will die early, but we’re having a blast along the way. lol Thought I would share a fantastic recipe with you on cooking real my gumbo recipes . Just check the link out if you want to. This is the gumbo recipe that was given to me by my grandma around 30 years ago. She got it from her grandma, so it goes way back. I created that little site on cajun people, so I would really like any feedback or thoughts on it. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, I’d love to hear it. Here’s to great food and better women! 🙂

  2. Luna says:

    Thank you for the link to your site. I have read up on many gumbo recipes and have watched chefs prepare it on T.V. It’s something I have always wanted to try – but for some reason I never have. So I will absolutely be trying out your grandma’s recipe that you’ve shared. I can’t wait! Thanks again and I’ll let you know how it goes!

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