Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yummy recipe (Emily)

I got this recipe from Amy Openshaw. It is one of her all time favorites for guests. Sarah wanted a copy and since I'm turning into the blogging queen-here it is!

Mediterranean Salad, Grilled Chicken, and Coconut Rice

Mediterranean Salad (serves about 10)
7 large tomatoes (cut in bite size chunk)
2 cucumbers (peeled and chunked)
1/4 small diced red onion
3 oz cubed mozzarella cheese
3 oz crumbled feta cheese
3 T. Olive oil
2T. Red wine vinegar (can use pear, apple or other fruit vinegar)
1 T green olive tapenade (Trader Joe’s or other specialty store)
Fresh basil leaves to taste
baby spinach (add two or more handfuls for color)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Large bread croutons (optional–can go soggy)

Cut up and mix items together. May cut ingredients up ahead of time, but do not add oil and vinegar until right before serving.

Marinated Chicken
Marinate chicken breast (1 per person) in Wishbone Italian dressing overnight. Season with pepper and season all then grill and cut into thin slices. Chicken is served cold–may do ahead of time as well.

Coconut Rice
2-3 cups Uncle Ben’s converted rice. Cook rice as directed but add about ½ can coconut cream (NOT coconut milk) at the same time you add the water. The cream can be found in the grocery store by the pina colada mix for drinks. After the rice is finished cooking, stir in large toasted coconut flakes.

1 comment:

  1. MAN! You're QUICK!!!!! THANK YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU! (Said like King Fu Panda)