Monday, September 21, 2009

Thai Red Curry Chicken Salad

I am eating this right now.


So, you can buy any type of crap frozen chicken if you want, or use left overs, or buy fancy-pants free range stuff. I am not sure it's going to make much of a difference in this recipe flavor wise.

The basic idea is chicken breasts, slow cooked in a crockpot of thai red curry, shredded to 'pulled chicken' and mixed with some traditional and some non-traditional chicken salad ingredients.

Thai Chicken Salad
6 chicken breats
2 cans of coconut milk
about half a can of thai Red Curry Paste

These three are mixed together in a crockpot and left to simmer on low for 5-10 hours. High for as little as 3 would probably work though

The breasts are taken out, cooled and then pulled

for the 'salad'

1/2 cup mayonnaise (you could experiment here, I used Kraft's EVOO mayo. I think Japanese Kewpie would be really good too)
2 TBS lime juice
1/4 large red onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
cup or two of fresh cilantro
pinch of salt, pepper
~tsp of thai red curry paste, to taste (this stuff is potent, so add a pinch or two at a time until the spiciness is good for you)
I meant to add diced fresh pineapple, but forgot to buy some!

I have eaten this over greens, with apples and almonds, and it's fucking great. No dressing needed for the greens!

here's the TOTALLY AMAZING GREAT part; this recipe makes like 5 pounds of this shit! I could put about two ice scream scoops worth on a salad every day and not run out for a week or two! Leave it in the fridge, serve it cold. EASY.

PS: For the ZONE
Coconut milk is basically fat, but little of it is actually transferred into the salad. It's merely a 'stock' in which to cook the chicken

your choice of Mayo will dramatically impact your nutritional content
Kraft EVOO mayo: ~64g F for the whole recipe
6 chicken breasts ~ 180g P
Veggies etc ~ 20-30g C
realistically, this is almost 1:1 F:P with negligible carbohydrates

Paleo Recipes

I am seriously considering making homemade mayonnaise...

anyways, I was REALLY HAPPY with some recent dishes I will share the basic idea with you;

Caballeros Meatballs
1 pound of bison 'chuck'
1/2 lb of Chorizo (faith farms in GreenBay Va)
1/4 large red onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
tsp onion powder
1 whole egg (faith farms, green bay VA) beaten
chopped fresh cilantro, a small handful

mash 'em all up, wad into 1-1/2" balls
bake at 350 for about 20 minutes on each side
makes about 10 meatballs, and two or three are filling!
for zoners, I'd estimate that the these are 1 block Carb, 3 blocks protein and 6-7 blocks fat EACH

I didn't do this sauce, but I wish I had...
would be rad with Sour Cream, but good with Mayo base:

2-3 TBS of Mayo (kewpie?)
2-3 cups of raw clinatro
blend... drizzle on meatballs

they need something, or otherwise they will seem a little dry

Monday, September 7, 2009

Concessions I have made

To the modern world and my own tastes/circumstances
whilst trying to follow a 'Paleo' diet:

Dried Fruit

Injera (?)


One half packet of Truvia

some lentils, peas and garbanzos (less than one serving each)

Sweet Potatoes (Fries) (?)

Edamame (?)