While One18 Empire, located in Calgary Marriott Downtown, is known as a whisky bar, the fresh and local food that chef Eric Larcom prepares is so much more than just food to go with the drinks. After cooking at renowned restaurants, Larcom settled into his career at the Marriott, cooking all over the U.S. before his current position in Calgary. Here, he makes a simple and savoury kale Caesar salad with preserved lemons. Try it at home!
Clean and stem the kale, chop and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 525°F.
In a large bowl, tear the bread into large chunks, coat with oil, garlic and season with salt and pepper.
Place the bread on a sheet pan and put into oven just until the edges are deep golden brown.
Toss the kale in the vinaigrette, place in your favorite salad bowl with the croutons, grate parmesan on top and serve.
Preserved lemon vinaigrette
Blend everything together but oil with hand blender. Slowly drizzle oil until used up. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 6 servings