Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dinner And A Movie

It's oh-so-hot, I didn't feel like eating anything in particular, but I felt like cooking. What does one cook in these situations?

Dinner: Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Buy a whole cooked chicken, and shred it finely (best done by hand). Feed the skin to the dog that is going nuts by your feet. Soak some rice vermicelli in hot water, then drain and rinse in cold water. Slice up one echallot, one chili, two cucumbers with the skin on, on the diagonal, halve a handful of grape tomatoes, and add to a large bowl, along with the chicken and vermicelli. Add a handful of finely sliced mint leaves and a handful of coriander. Season to taste with the juice of a whole lime, sesame oil and soy sauce. Stir through and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, to let the flavours develop.

Perfect summer DIY food

Movie: The Full Monty
Always a favourite so very happy to pick it up for $10 the other week. One of those movies that really works. Robert Carlyle is just great. It's funny, moving, sweet, and watchable over and over again.

Love the accent, too


Blogger Sarah said...

I made your Vietnamese chicken salad for dinner tonight - just added some shredded carrot and half a dozen finely shredded Vietnamese mint leaves.

Was divine - light, refreshing and really delicious!!

10:47 PM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

Yum. So simple but still sounds so delish. You suggest the best dishes!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Oh that's great Sare, carrots is a good idea, also sesame seeds, a little fish sauce, bean shoots...very summery and easy to make.

8:45 AM  

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