Fresh, flavor-packed and intricately crafted, the Chicken Satay and Spicy Thai Kale Salad from Fast N Fresh was an instant attention getter at Forks & Corks 2016.
“Always a crowd favorite, the dish is a delicious representation of just how tasty salad can be,” says restaurateur Lesley Harb. “A touch of sweet with a little heat—with exotic galangal and lemongrass—this one is always a hit.”
CHICKEN SATAY AND SPICY THAI KALE SALAD
For the Chicken Satay:
1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
2 tablespoons Penzeys Sate Seasoning
2 tablespoons canola oil
Toss the chicken strips, seasoning and oil in a bowl, and coat. Grill and skewer.
For the Spicy Thai Kale Salad:
1 head Romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 ounces kale, torn into small pieces
¼ head purple cabbage, cut into thin strips
2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1 large red pepper, cut into thin strips
2 green onions, cut crosswise into thin rings (white and light green parts only)
4 ounces crispy wonton strips
4 ounces crushed peanuts
2 ounces toasted sesame seeds
6-8 ounces spicy Thai peanut dressing (see recipe below)
Toss the ingredients in a large bowl. Reserve some peanuts, sesame seeds and wontons to use as garnish on top of the dressing.
For the Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing:
½ cup smooth peanut butter
4 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
4 tablespoons honey
4 garlic gloves, roughly chopped
5 tablespoons sugar
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Place the ingredients in a blender and mix. Refrigerate the mixture until it is ready to serve with the salad and skewers.
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Author: Abby Weingarten
Photo Courtesy of www.dinesarasota.com