Thursday, May 14, 2009

Caribbean Peanut Chicken Lettuce Cups

Tonight’s dinner was a great way to incorporate a couple of our fresh CSA items and last nights leftover chicken and bell peppers. This was a really great, light and refreshing, dinner. Andy commented three times that he really liked this; maybe I can use this idea with other types of leftovers in the future.

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  • leftover Jerk Chicken and pepper mixture
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 green leaf lettuce head, washed and leaves gently removed for cups
  • 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 handful basil, chopped

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Mix the leftovers with the chili sauce. Reheat and reduce sauce over medium low heat.

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To serve, lay the lettuce leaves out onto a platter then scoop some of the chicken mixture onto each leaf. Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts, lime juice and basil.

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Spring CSA – Week 5

Andy offered to go to my procedure with me…but I didn’t want to forfeit my CSA basket…only a cook would trade the comfort of her husband accompanying her for the peace and joy that a fresh basket of local produce provides. Or then again, I might just be nuts.

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2 bags of baby spinach
1 bag of lettuce mix
1 head of green leaf lettuce
1 bundle of spring onions
1 pint of sugar snap peas

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