Friday, March 5, 2010

Thai Spicy Garlic Chili Chicken Salad

I'm pretty famous for reverse engineering food. I can eat it once and go home and recreate it. So a friend of mine and I stopped at a new Thai place and we had their Thai Chicken Salad special for the day. I couldn't help but want to recreate it at home because it was soooo Good!
Spicy hot, slightly sweet with nice shinny citrus flavor.
Juice of 1 small Lemon1/4  (and you can add more if you like)
Juice of one regular sized Orange 1/2 C
1 1/2 Teaspoons Thai Chili Garlic paste
1 Green Onion sliced
1/2 teaspoon Ginger minced very fine
2 Tablespoons Finely minced red onion
1 1/2 Teaspoons Nam pla (fish sauce)
2 Teaspoons Soy sauce
1 Teaspoon Rice Vinigar
2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1/2 C Peanut oil
Mix and taste, adjust seasonings as needed.
1/2 head ice burg lettuce ripped into bite sized peices
1 large carrot peeled then finely sliced
1/2 Cup sliced Radish (either the red kind or Dikon which is my fav)
2 Cups finely sliced Napa Cabbage
2 Cups cooked shredded chicken
1/2 cup chopped peanuts for garnish.
Mix the greens and chicken and apply a liberal amount of dressing.

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