Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Papaya-Huli Huli Chicken-Hibiscus Flower Salad with Kaffir Lime Sauce (serves 2)

hibiscus flower









The hibiscus flowers are mild in taste but they certainly brighten your dish.  You can use another edible flower instead.  Nasturtium flowers would be a great substitute.

Huli huli roasted chicken is popular in Hawaii.  On some islands you can purchase them from a roadside food truck.  I bought my chicken in a grocery store.  If you do not have huli huli chicken you can use rotisserie chicken or any roasted chicken or turkey.  In about a month if you celebrate Thanksgiving and have left over turkey you can make this salad!

Ingredients:

3 C shredded papaya
3/4 C shredded huli huli roasted chicken
6-8 Thai or sweet basil leaves, chiffonade
4 red hibiscus flowers, torn in half
2 Tbsp coarsely crushed roasted peanuts
1 paper umbrella, garnish
Banana leaves, serving plate
Kaffir lime sauce

Method:

1) Arrange the papaya and chicken on a platter or dish
2) Garnish with basil leaves, hibiscus flowers, and peanuts
3) When ready to eat scoop out a portion onto a plate and drizzle with lime sauce to taste

hibiscus I
hibiscus II
hibiscus III

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