Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Peri peri grilled chicken salad

I can't believe I ate this for lunch. No way... salad? huh?


Got a pack of salad mix from Cold Storage and found out that its from Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Wow. I've always associated that place with gambling and vice not agriculture. It says Genting Garden, and its a mix of Lollo Rossa, Lollo Bionda, Butterhead, Frisse, Mizuna, Celery Leaf and Radicchio. I don't know a single one of them other than Butterhead but I've definitely eaten all of them before! Time to do more reading.

Dress with a simple vinaigrette recipe adapted from Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food. Rule of thumb is to have 1 parts vinegar to 4 parts oil.

Vinaigrette (For one serving)

1 teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar
A squeeze of lemon
Pinch of salt
Pinch of fresh ground pepper
Stir the above in a fairly large bowl and add around 2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil till it taste right.
Mix in the washed salad leaves properly spin dried to allow the dressing to coat the leaves.

I topped that up with some boiled eggs, green olives and sliced Peri peri grilled chicken to make it a complete meal. Yah right...

Peri peri grilled chicken
1/2 a chicken breast sliced to 3 parts and marinated with the following for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Pinch of salt
Pinch of fresh ground pepper
Glug of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of Hickory liquid smoke
1 tablespoon of Extra Hot Peri Peri Sauce
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

Heat up the toaster oven to max and melt a bit of butter on the aluminium foil lined tray.
Coat the chicken with the butter both sides and bake till it looks right, probably around 7-10 minutes.
Let it rest for a bit to absorb the juice before slicing the chicken.


Needless to say, I was hungry the next hour and had a bowl of instant ramen. Hur hur hur...

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Camemberu said...

whua, so healthy yet delicious looking! your hardboiled eggs are done very nicely too!

Momo said...

wow...i want to eat this!

southernoise said...

camemberu: haha.. thanks but its never enough! next time I wanna eat healthy must have double servings to fill up that bottomless pit.

momo: hahaha... ask mr P to do a pot luck lah next time! I bring a big big bunch. :)

crunchLin said...

i would marry you soley based on this salad.

it looks fabulous. ... more than fabulous. awesome job!