May 26, 2008

Chicken salad with mushrooms

I learned this recipe from my coworker a year ago. However, at that time I didn't memorize it and marvelous recipe was lost. Couple of days ago we were talking about salads and I asked her about this salad recipe.

At this time odds were on my side, don't forget about some chicken fillet in the fridge.

Here we go! The recipe is the following (for 4 portions):
  • 3 boiled chicken fillets
  • 0.5 kg pekinese cabbage
  • 0,750 liter of pickled mushrooms
  • 250 grams of solid cheese "Suluguni"
  • 0.5 of loaf or 2 packing crackers, preferably without taste
  • mayonnaise

And now, step by step:

1. Making crackers. You can do so as I did before - cut the loaf into cubes and place into oven. Or the way I did this time - toast chopped slices of bread with toaster, cut into cubes and dry them out in the microwave. The result of my work is presented below.
2. Slice pickled mushrooms into smaller pieces. They can be put into the salad as is. If mushrooms are too spicy, you can fry them a bit on sunflower oil.
3. Cut then chicken into cubes.
4. Cut pekinese cabbage.
5. Cut hard cheese into cubes.
6. Mix all components.

7. Add the mayonnaise, mix again and the salad is ready.

The salad has original and unusual taste. Give it a try!

Bon appetit!

May 5, 2008

Chicken salad with grapes and pine nuts

Recently I bought some chicken fillet. You'd better hold on! :) There will be a lot salads and not only from chicken.

For a long time I wanted to make a salad at home that I had tried in one of the Kyiv restaurants. What's so special about it? It has an interesting taste formed with chicken, grapes, pine nuts and other tasty ingredients.

We'll need:
  • 2 boiled chicken breasts (it's about 350 grammes in raw weight)
  • 4 Bulgarian peppers with average size
  • 200 grammes of hard cheese (with sweet taste is more desirable)
  • 2 apples
  • a small bunch of Muscat or Kis-mis grapes
  • 4-5 spoonfuls with pine nuts
  • 4 spoonfuls of grape or apple vinegar, or lemon juice can do
  • mayonnaise
And now in the following order:
1. Dice the chicken.
2. Chop Bulgarian pepper so it looks like straw.
3. Cut the peel from apples off and dice them.
4. Slice grapes into 4 parts and remove pits if any.
5. Slice hard cheese into cubes.
6. Mix all ingredients together, splash with vinegar, add mayonnaise, add pine nuts, and mix thoroughly.
7. And voila! Salad has sweetish taste. It has enough calories to feed a male. That is for granted ;-)
Bon appetit!