8/7/09

Foodie Friday

Today is Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. This spring I had a Chinese luncheon for friends. The paper lanterns used for the decorations can be seen in my 4/23 post. I served a wonderful Chinese Chicken Salad. I know, I know, we have all made that salad before, but this recipe is really flavorful because the chicken is marinated after it is cooked. So I will post the recipe. Also, these Lemon Knot Rolls are unusually delicious and easy. I have never seen the recipe anywhere else so I am sharing a great secret with you today! The dessert of Red Velvet Cupcakes is of course wonderful (and caloric) because it is Paula Deane's! So you can look up that recipe for yourself. I hope you enjoy your lunch today!

Chinese Chicken Wonton Salad
4 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 pkg wontons cut into thirds
1 head iceberg lettuce, ton into pieces
1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 cup sugar snap peas
]1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 pkg rice noodles (sometimes called bean threads)
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup sugar

Cook chicken just until tender. When cool enough to handle, slice breasts in 1/4" slices. Place chicken in a glass dish. Mix soy sauce and sugar until sugar is dissolved. pour mixture over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, fry wontons one at a time (I folded and pinched mine in the center so they would look like a bowtie). Place rice noodles in bowl of hot water to soften, then in cold and drain them. Cut them into about 3" lengths with kitchen shears. Prepare the salad by adding all ingredients, then dressing, with the drained chicken, almonds, sesame seeds and wontons on top when serving.
Dressing
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 cup oil
2 t. sesame seed oil
3 t. rice wine fvinegar
1 T. hoisen sauce
1/4 t. dry mustard
Mix all together. (Taste as you go and add where you like)

Lemon Knot Rolls

2 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
3 oz. cream cheese
1/2 t. grated lemon peel
Heat oven to 375 F. In small bowl combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon peel and 1-2 T. lemon juice. Mix well. Separate dough into 8 rectangles, firmly press perforations to seal. Spread about 2 T. cream cheese mixture evenly over each rectangle. Starting at longest side, roll up jelly roll fashion. Pick up both ends of dough and stretch longer. Tie in a loose knot. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 13 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients, adding enough lemon juice for desired glaze consistency, blend well. Drizzle over warm rolls, Makes 8 rolls. Best when served warm. Yum!
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Thanks for coming by! What have you made lately?

8 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the idea of marinating the chicken after it's cooked...can't wiat to try that out! Your dinner looks delicious...like teh sound of those knots too. Happy Foodie Friday!

susan said...

The lemon knot rolls really are unusual and sound delicious. Do you serve them with a meal,appetizer, ??

Jean Stockdale said...

Your chicken salad sounds fabulous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I hope you will try the This Little Piggy Chicken Salad. The bacon addition makes it just a little different from the traditional recipe. Even my husband and grown sons liked it.

I love your blog. Your writing is so good and I love your design. Stop by. I host a meme called 5 Things Friday and I hope you will stop by and play along. Blessings.

Mary said...

Your luncheon looks just delicious. The salad, of course, sounds fabulous, but the knot rolls really got my attention.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Everything looks so yummy!

Jane

Cass @ That Old House said...

Excellent recipes -- I've never made the chicken like that before, but I am going to try it! It all looks scrumptious!

I'm having a Giveaway on my blog today, you are welcome to stop by and enter!

Best wishes... Cass

Rona's Home Page said...

Wow! The menu sounds delicious.

darnold23 said...

I hope you will come to Crock Pot Wednesdays at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com this week. Mr. Linky is up and waiting for your entry