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Taylor Farms Premium Caesar Chop Kit with Focaccia and roasted tomatoes

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Ingredients

Roasted tomatoes

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Lemon slices
  • Garlic
  • Fresh savory herbs: thyme, oregano and rosemary  
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Focaccia bread

  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Taylor Farms Premium Caesar Chopped Kit

Directions

1. Combine the warm water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Put the bowl in a warm place until the yeast is bubbling and aromatic, at least 15 minutes.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour, 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, 1/2 cup olive oil and the yeast mixture on low speed. Once the dough has come together, continue to knead for 5 to 6 minutes on a medium speed until it becomes smooth and soft. Give it a sprinkle of flour if the dough is sticky.

3. Transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured surface, then knead it by hand 1 or 2 times.

4. Coat the inside of the mixer bowl lightly with olive oil and return the dough to the bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and put it in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, at least 1 hour.

5. Coat a sheet pan with the remaining olive oil.

6. Put the dough onto the pan and press it out to fit the size of the pan. Turn the dough over to coat the other side with the olive oil. Continue to stretch the dough to fit the pan. As you are doing so, spread your fingers out and make finger holes all the way through the dough.

7. Put the dough in the warm place until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour. While the dough is rising a second time, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

8. Liberally sprinkle the top of the focaccia with some coarse sea salt and lightly drizzle a little oil on top. Bake the dough until the top is golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the focaccia from the oven and let it cool before cutting and serving.

9. Preheat oven to broil on high.

10. On a sheet pan toss the tomatoes, lemon slices and garlic cloves in olive oil and fresh herbs. Broil until blistered and softened, about 10 minutes.

11. In a large salad bowl toss Taylor Farms Premium Caesar Chopped Kit with all of the components and dressing.

12. Serve focaccia with roasted tomato mixture and Taylor Farms Premium Chopped Kit.


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