Lemongrass-Rooibos Poached Chicken Salad – Kate Liquorish

Kate Liquorish's Lemongrass-Rooibos Poached Chicken Salad

Kate Liquorish’s Lemongrass-Rooibos Poached Chicken Salad

I cant quite remember how I met Kate Liquorish, I don’t think it had anything to do with her profession as an actress, it certainly had to do with food.  We spent a happy time at The Vineyard Hotel in the garden in summer drinking coffee and chatting.  I love her approach her fearless inventiveness when it comes to food.  Her smile and her wonderful sense of humour are totally beguiling.  She appears in several television adverts, nearly always packed with humour.  With the fading of summer we still have days which are warm enough to serve a yummy salad like this.

Lemongrass-Rooibos Poached Chicken Salad

(serves 4)

Ingredients
750ml water
4 Wupperthal’s Lemongrass Rooibos tea bags
8 U-Kuva i Africa Rainbow peppercorns
Pinch salt
4 chicken breasts

120g rocket
1 avocado (peeled and sliced)
1/2 small red onion (sliced)
seeds of half a pomegranate

For the dressing
3 tbsp U-Kuva I-Afrika Baobab Cha-ka-la-ka spicy relish
3 tbsp good quality mayonnaise, I make my own
3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
Pinch salt

Method
Pour 750ml hot water into a saucepan and pop in the tea bags, peppercorns and salt, stir to infuse, and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer and add the chicken breasts (they should be completely immersed in the water, if not, add a little more water.) Cover with a lid and simmer for 12 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from the poaching water and allow to cool on a plate.
To make the dressing, simply stir all the ingredients together until they’re well-mixed.
Once cooled, slice the chicken breasts into even slivers.
To make the salad: layer the rocket, avo and red onion in a serving dish and top with the chicken.
Spoon over the dressing and sprinkle over pomegranate seeds.

Michael’s wine recommendation – CLICK HERE

De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2014

De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2014

Kate Liquorish

Kate Liquorish

Kate Liquorish calls here self Writer/actress/cook/foodie. She says, “food fascinates me. It always has and it always will.

An actress by profession – and what an interesting profession it can be – I have had the joy (and the pain) of a lot of free time between work/auditions/post-audition-drinking… and in this time, I found myself cooking.

It quickly snowballed; dinner at home became dinner for friends became dinner for 12 became a party and a wedding and before I knew it I was working as a caterer and kept being asked for my recipes, but I’d never taken the time to write them down. Then one day a friend persuaded me to start a blog…so I did…and here I am.

To try a new recipe, to throw a dinner party, to drink delicious wines, to bake, to grill, to toss, to fry, to try and fail, to live and learn, TO SHARE…this is what I love.”

Kate’s Kitchen Hacks are amusing informative short videos teaching you any number of things – CLICK HERE

Visit Kate’s Website – CLICK HERE

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