Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spicy Mango & Chicken Salad

The sun has come out in Joburg (finally)! and it makes us crave fresh summery salads, 
like this Asian inspired dish. It is delicious on a hot day, with bursts of sweetness 
and kicks of chilli.

Spicy Mango & Chicken Salad
Serves 2 as a main      

You will need
2 Chicken fillets
Braai or chicken spice
Olive oil
1 large or 2 small ripe sweet mango
2 – 4 green chillies, finely sliced (remove the seeds if you want it less spicy)
Fresh coriander (about 2 Tbls) chopped and extra for garnish
Rainbow salad (Purple coleslaw, beetroot, carrot, iceberg lettuce), all shredded finely
Salted peanuts

How to make it
Heat a griddle pan to very hot.
Pound the chicken fillets with a meat hammer lightly (just to tenderize them).
Season well with a braai spice of your choice and brush lightly with olive oil.
Grill the fillets until lines appear and they are cooked through. Set aside to cool down to room temperature.
Meanwhile, peel and dice the mango, slice the chillies and chop the coriander. 
Gently mix the mango, chillies and coriander together.
Serve with the grilled fillets and rainbow salad, and garnish with crushed peanuts and fresh coriander.

-          Use pineapple instead of mango and prawns instead of chicken.
-          Serve with fresh lime wedges for extra zing.

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