Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mandarin & Chicken Salad

Local seedless mandarins are coming into season, they are great to eat on their own, but even more lovely as part of a meal.

Ingredients (serves 4)

·         500g (approx. 2) chicken breast fillets, trimmed
·         4 medium (Black Hill) seedless mandarins, peeled, segmented
·         3 shallots, trimmed, finely chopped
·         1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
·         1 handful (about 80g) snow pea sprouts, cut in half
·         1 bunch coriander leaves, picked
·         5cm piece ginger, peeled, cut into very thin strips
·         1 lemon, juiced
·         1 tablespoon peanut oil
·         1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts, chopped


  1. Poach chicken by placing pieces in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, stir and turn occasionally. Remove chicken to a bowl. Set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice the chicken.
  2. Combine the chicken, mandarin, capsicum, sprouts, coriander, shallots and ginger in a serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil in a jug. Drizzle over salad. Toss to combine. Divide among plates. Sprinkle with cashews. Serve.

1 comment:

  1. Those mandarins are DELICIOUS!! Emily is addicted to them, and we are rationing them out so that she only eats one at a time, but still manages to eat at least three a day! We will have to come back and get some more. SOON!