Welcome home! We're back with new recipe ideas, exciting menus and much more with the advent of autumn and the Holidays, my favorite time of year. Bitte, join us at the Little Cook's table and sit for a while to enjoy down-home cooking and baking with a cosmopolitan edge. When Mennonite prairie girl meets Vegas, anything is possible! Take up your skillets and spatulas and get ready to experiment!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
African House Salad (from Mara, Animal Kingdom Lodge)
Another delicious treat from Animal Kingdom Lodge, this time from Mara. This salad is filling and complex - a taste for the senses. The dressing is scrumptious.
African House Salad
Yield: 4 servings
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/4 cup julienne carrots
1/4 cup red bell pepper strips
1/8 cup julienne fennel
1/4 cup julienne sweet potato
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup cooked lentils
Grilled chicken strips to taste (optional)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup safflower oil
In a medium-size bowl, combine lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, fennel, sweet potatoes, red onions and lentils.
In another bowl, combine, ground ginger, garlic, coriander, sugar, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.
Whisk until well blended.
While constantly whisking, add oil in a slow, steady stream.
Ladle some of the dressing over the vegetables and lentils.
Add chicken, if desired.
Toss ingredients with tongs and divide among serving plates.