A salad, tossed and served in a bowl – BORING! Instead throw that lettuce on the BBQ and turn your dressing into an ice cream: Anchovy Ice Cream on Grilled Caesar Salad! Voilà!
It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles and she picked a fun movie that the whole family can enjoy: Hotel Transylvania 2. It’s been a while since I did a crazy recipe, this movie was full of insane inspirations but I took one almost word for word, that is Anchovy Ice Cream!
The movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
The 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 3D computer animated film follows up the sequel Hotel Transylvania from 2012. Do not worry about missing the first one, it is easy to catch on very soon. Dracula runs a hotel for monsters because, you know, they need to chill out too sometimes. But humans are starting to come to the hotel now as well, especially for the marriage of Dracula’s daughter and a -wait for this – human (eww). Nine month’s later they welcome into the world their son Dennis.
Dracula is concerned that Dennis – whom is calls Dennisovitch – might become more human than vampire so he enlists his friends try to bring out the monster in his grandson in order to keep his daughter from leaving the hotel. Dracula has till Dennis’ 5th birthday. Will Dracula succeed? To find out watch the movie 🙂
So my last movies in this group have left me on the fence when it comes to how much I liked them. This time I ADORED this movie. It was so cute, so much fun. It captured my attention the whole way through. I really recommend it for a fun movie night for people of any age. Now I will have to see the first part too.
I was completely surprised at how many food items are mentioned in this movie. The “monster’ food was funny. What is reproachable about the rest was that the food was mostly junk food and the movie is aimed a kids. Come on throw them a salad in there too. Another source of inspiration could have been any Romanian dish as Transylvania’s location is in Romania.
My list of foods spotted during the film includes:
jello mold for Blobbie, bug hors-d’oeuvres, wine, wedding cake, ice cream and anchovies, spiders, sheep barf, monster ball soup, skull birthday cake and loads of other cakes, porridge head, cupcake, ice cream cones, pinata candy, bird seeds, slurpees, chips, avocado, count chocula cereal, raisins and carrot stick, red licorice, blood mouthwash, banana, apple, grapes, marshmallow, rotting fish, blood wine, smoky Mai Tai cocktails, dead pigeon, tea and soup cauldron.
Did you say anchovy ice cream?
When the human hubby offered his wife anchovies and ice cream as a pregnancy snack, a seed got planed in my brain that I just could not shake off. I had to look into anchovy ice cream. Turns out I am not the first on the planet to think up this crazy anchovy frozen recipe, not that there so many anchovy ice cream recipes out there lol.
I reworked the recipe to add more ingredients from a typical Caesar salad dressing. And I grilled my half head of romaine lettuce on a grill first with a piece of baguette. Have you tried grilled Caesar yet? OMG it is so good. One your lettuce has a few charred lines just place a small scoop of the anchovy ice cream top and it will melt. Finish the whole plate off with a sprinkling of Parmesan chips.
The result is gorgeous to the eyes and delicious in the mouth. The ice cream tastes just like Caesar dressing and the anchovies are not overpowering. I bet if you did not tell your guests they would never guess about the anchovy ice cream. I dare you to try it! 🙂
Anchovy Ice Cream on Grilled Caesar Salad
For the ice cream
- 300 ml heavy cream
- 3 anchovy fillets rinced
- 1/4 leek white part
- 1/2 garlic clove crushed
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- pinch of salt and pepper
For the salad
- French baguette
- garlic clove
- olive oil
- 1/2 a head of romaine heart per person
- Parmesan cheese grated or slivered
For the ice cream
- Chop leek very fine and sweat in a pan on low-med heat with a bit of olive oil.
- Meanwhile chop the anchovies very fine.
- Mix all the ice cream ingredients together and churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions and transfer ice cream to a container for the freezer.
For the salad
- Cut a few inches of baguette per person, halve lenghtwise. Rub with olive oil and garlic clove.
- Cut romaine heart in two lengthwise
- Place romaine and baguette on a grill and char till you get lines, not long for the romaine.
- Plate romaine and baguette, serve with a small scoop of the anchovy ice cream and sprinkle with Parmesan.
A few more unique and fun ice cream recipes:
Ahhh!! So perfect for this movie! You are so creative!
Oh my God Eve, you sure sounded crazy hahaha. My kids would be thrilled to have this , they like hotel Transylvania a lot and I like it too. I haven’t see such fun Dracula before in my life. This recipe is really super, the idea of having a savory ice cream never crossed my mind… pinned.
Thanks Amira and so cool to know your kids would go for this recipe lol.
I definitely have tried grilled Caesar it is very good indeed but the anchovy ice cream blew my mind, it’s very unique I would love to try out more savory flavored ice creams and this is on my list now! Stunning pics, too!!
Thank you so much Prateek! I do hope you try the ice cream. It is not fishy at all, taste like a true Caesar dressing but creamier 🙂
Wow, super creative. Creamy Caesar dressing that — because it’s mainly cream — you just churn into savory ice cream. LOVE the idea. Good stuff — tanks.
Thank you John, and yep that was exactly my train of thought. It was fun to make and even more fun to see my friend’s positive reactions when tasting it.
This is absolutely the most creative of all the recipes Evelyne. What a fun salad to serve to guests. Thanks so much for sharing it.
Thank you Wendy 🙂 It was fun to create it for sure.
I can see that working! After all bacon works well with sweets and I love gorgonzola ice cream too! 😀
Love gorgonzola ice cream too. But this Anchovy one has no sugar, it really is just for salads 🙂
This is crazy but so clever! I’d definitely give it a go. 🙂
Thanks Krista, it only sounds crazy but tastes great 🙂
Oh my goodness you are talented to develop that! What a great idea to get inspiration from a movie. I’ve never heard of anchovy ice-cream but it sounds like it’s your best bet to actually be able to make friends with a salad!
Why thank you Nadia! Its really work with the salad, especially grilled so making the dressing since cream melt 🙂
That is cool! I love having fun with food and this seems like it tastes good as well!
A blast to make Elissa and yes served it to guests, got thumbs up all around.
Haha, I love that you mentioned your lack of crazy recipes lately 🙂 At first, I was thinking, has Evelyne gone nuts? But after reading your recipe, I can see that this would be delicious. I was just happy not to see sugar in your anchovy ice cream!!! You did it again!!
Well that is the comment to make my weird experiments worth while lol Liz. If someone does not mention they thought I was crazy at first glance, I have failed in crazy recipe department. But yeah it totally works, and minus the sugar for sure 🙂
I WOULD DIE FOR THIS RECIPE! My favorite salad – and only salad I would ever eat – when I was growing up = CEASER SALAD with EXTRA ANCHOVIES because THIS GIRL LOVESSSSSSSS SALT! 😛 OMG seriously – my mom would just feed me that because otherwise, NO VEGGIES would go in my mouth LOL! And um, it’s sooooo genius to call the “dressing” ice cream and it totally looks like it! I mean, hello CLICK BAIT! I wanted to see WTF you were creating just as much as someone else – hehehehehe!!! ANDDDD now I really wanna make ice cream for dinner LOL!
Wow what a reaction Gigi lol. Ewww you ate weird stuff as a kid! Well so did I: snails, spinach were my faves. And yeah the dressing IS ice cream, churned and all hihi. Wonder if you could use coconut milk and be good to go???? And order yourself a truck of anchovies LOL.
Way to go, Evelyne! That ice cream would be a hit here with the anchovy lovers! This is definitely creative and the movie sounds really cute!
Thanks Pam, I swear one would not guess the anchovy part of the ice cream if they were not told (that was tested last night lol).
This is brilliant! Such a fun idea Evelyne 🙂
Thanks Hilary, I served it to guests and they loved it.
You have me at anchovy ice cream!! This is one creative and delicious creation.
Ha ha Angie I knew you would not find it to weird.
Wow this is a hardcore ice cream flavour but I guess that will work as sweet blends well with salty. I guess its like cheese ice cream, it sounds weird but it just works
Thanks Raymond. Actually there is no sugar in the recipe, it is really just frozen dressing when you think about it. Love that cheese ice cream, I know which one you mean.
This is something I would order in a restaurant!
Thanks Tandy, and good luck finding it on a menu lol
I think if there’s a prize for the most creative this month, it should go to you. I think if there’s a prize for being the most forgetful, it will go to me. I don’t think I’m going to have time to fit this one in. I guess I have a few more days…. Genius, Evelyne!
Why thank you so much for the ‘prize’ lol Debra. Hopefully you will make the deadline!
Yes, you don’t know how close I came to making this, too! I found a couple of anchovy ice cream recipes when I searched the web. But in the end changed my mind…but I’m glad you did it. It actually looks really really good. Love it!
Ha ha Heather I am not surpirsed you thought of it. It seems we say that each month. I am very pleased with the result and great on grilled lettuce.
I love this! No joke, this is the most out of the box thing I’ve seen, and I wish I had thought of it myself. You win. hahaha! I love that you really ran with it and had fun.
Why thank you Kimberly glad you like my wacky idea 🙂