Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CEiMB - Savory Chinese Chicken Salad

Danica's Daily is the hostess this week for our CEiMB group.  You can go to her blog and check out her version of this Chinese Chicken Salad.  Get the recipe here:   Ellie's Savory Chinese Chicken Salad.

Happy St. Patty's Day to you! 

I was very excited about Danica's choice because I had contemplated making this salad several times but just never did.  Unfortunately, my salad is lacking a key ingredient.  Green cabbage.  It called for both red and green. I remember choosing a head of green cabbage at the store, but somehow it got lost on the way home.  I checked my trunk, everywhere and could not find my green head of cabbage.  I keep thinking one day I will look in my pantry and there will be a head of green cabbage in who knows what condition. 
If I made this again, I think I would just use romaine lettuce.  I'm not a huge fan of the raw cabbage.  We really enjoyed it for our lunch on Saturday.  One ingredient in it that I love is water chestnuts.  Love them!!  I also chopped my carrot instead of shredding it and it would have been prettier had I shredded.
I loved the salad dressing on this.  Very tangy with an Asian flair.
Thanks Danica and I hope everyone in my group enjoyed this as much as I did.
Leaving you with a little funny . . . .


Sweet and Savory said...

Peggy, I agree with you about using lettuce and I do like cabbage. For some reason, we did not care for it, in the salad. The dressing is great and I can see, making it again.

Mine was crowded with too much cabbage and I did not put in as much as the recipe called for. I could not get a good photo. It simply looked like a lot of mixed up stuff which it really is.

Joanne said...

Cute joke :D
Both Ted and I really liked the raw cabbage. But it's one of my favorites. I like the peppery taste it has when it is raw.
The dressing made this salad.

Danica's Daily said...

I actually like the idea of trying this salad over romaine too. I am so glad you liked it ~ I definitely think it's one of the better Chinese Chicken Salads I've ever made.

LOVE the St. Paddy's joke ;)


Mary said...

I love the mystery of the hidden will find it when you least expect it!

Lynne said...

I love Chinese chicken salads and yours looks really yummy! Your St. Patrick's Day joke is funny!

Liz said...

I'm not a huge fan of raw cabbage either so I used mostly lettuce but added a bit of shredded cabbage and broccoli slaw to give it more of a crunch, and we loved it that way! Sometimes I find cabbage to be a little overpowering, but I was wondering if Napa cabbage is not quite so strong? Anyway, this looks beautiful with all that red cabbage in there! I hope the green cabbage is back at the grocery store in your cart or something because it is never pleasant to find things like that hidden in unusual spots! I drive an SUV and have had things roll out of the bag more than once and get lodged under the backseat. Ick!

Kayte said...

Let's pretend I have your green cabbage and you have my red because I am going to make this and I can guarantee there isn't going to be any red in it...oops. Not a fan. Yours looks beautiful, however, a party in a dish!

Rita said...

I keep finding great recipes here; what a lucky find for me this morning; thanks.