Friday, April 18, 2008

oriental chicken salad

To celebrate the arrival of the newest member of our family -- our Asian-inspired hall chest--

(I was worried the black would be to much, but, you know, black is so slimming!

I just love it!)

I decided to share with you the recipe for Aunt Barbara's great Oriental Salad Dressing which is delicious served with a spinach salad with chicken and mandarin orange sections, along with other great add-ins. Read on!

Barbara’s Oriental Salad and Dressing
½ tsp dry mustard
2 Tblsp sugar
2 tsp soy sauce
1 Tblsp sesame seed oil
1/4 c salad oil
3 Tblsp rice wine vinegar
Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
Blend in mayonnaise for a creamy dressing.

Spinach (or lettuce)
Diced cooked chicken (seasoned with Bon Appetit seasoning salt)
Mandarin oranges
Pea pods (optional)
Cucumber (optional)
Toss together and serve with the oriental dressing

If you want to feel really authentic, cut up the raw chicken into bite-sized pieces, heat up your wok with a little oil, and add your chicken to it, stir-fry till done, and then sprinkle the seasoning salt on it.

It's really good. The Oldest Carrotstick claims to be allergic to salad, so I like to make this just to watch her squirm (and because I like it).


Paige said...

Love the new chest. Thanks for linking me!

Liz said...

Me too! It has great style!