For the dressing:
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
3-4 anchovy fillets
2½ tbsp. mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 oz. Parmesan cheese, finely grated
For the salad:
1 bunch curly kale, about 8-12 oz.
1 tbsp. olive oil
Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
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To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and garlic in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Blot any excess oil from the anchovies, then smash repeatedly with the tines of a fork until a paste has formed. Add to the olive oil-lemon juice mixture. Add in the mayonnaise and whisk briskly until a smooth emulsion has formed. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the grated Parmesan. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
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Rinse and towel dry the kale leaves. Remove and discard the ribs from the leaves, and tear the curly green portions into bite size pieces. Add the kale to a large salad bowl with the 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and toss briefly. Massage the kale leaves for a few minutes until the leaves have become shiny and a deeper green color, about 2-3 minutes. Add croutons to the salad as desired. Drizzle about half of the dressing over the salad and toss lightly to coat. Taste and add additional dressing as necessary, a little bit at a time. Top with additional grated Parmesan and serve.