Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Napa Napa Napa

Tonight's dinner was great! Strong, awesome flavors...all courtesy of Rachel Ray...I know...it's been awhile, but I picked up her recent magazine and thought this would be a great recipe to try.

Our star ingredient: Napa Cabbage

Millionaire Chicken Salad
serves 2-4

3 TB vegetable oil
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 inch piece of ginger, grated
2 large cloves garlic, grated
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp red pepper
1 lime, juice and zest
¼ cup tamari (or dark soy)
3 TB honey
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, pulled or sliced meat
1 small or ½ large head napa cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)

In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, ginger, garlic, black pepper and red pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in lime juice and zest; then whisk in tamari and honey to combine. Turn off the heat.

In a large bowl, toss the chicken and cabbage with the sauce to combine well.


Get your ingredients together, this salad will come together very quickly.

The dressing workin' it's magic. Ginger, Garlic, Green Onions, Red Pepper, Black Pepper...and I used grapeseed oil instead of vegetable oil.

I added two shredded carrots for some color, crunch and flavor.

I used half a head of napa cabbage and half a rotisserie chicken. I think if you had some tofu, or maybe a few more types of veg, you could make this veg friendly.

The dressing poured on.

Tossed and plated. Garnished with cilantro. A chopped mint garnish would be great as well!

5 comments:

Terri in WI said...

I'm drooling! This looks fabulous and I want some... now! :)

Dancer in DC said...

I was fooled into thinking this was from Nigella!

But it was indeed delicious and very filling.

DC Food Blog said...

This is really similar to Nigella's Vietnamese chicken salads. One trick I do is to let the shredded chicken sit in the dressing for about ten minutes. It brings the flavor to a new level. I love these salads because they are refreshing and filling at the same time.

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Bryce said...

Looks wonderful, we are going to have to try it!