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Monday, February 11, 2013

Shredded sesame chicken — the ultimate brain food

This month's #letslunch theme is sports snacks. I'm not really all that into your typical sporting events, but I do like a good trivia night with friends.

Not that I'm any good at trivia ...

I'm definitely not.

I am however good at providing brain food, and this recipe is the perfect brain food ...

Not only is it reasonably healthy, and quite quite tasty for finger food, it's substantial enough to be a main dinner course.

I suppose it's even perfect snack food for any sporting event ...

If you insist.

The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines.

Shredded Sesame Chicken

1 cooked chicken, deboned
2 1/2 T tahini (peanut butter works too)
1 T sesame oil
2 T soy sauce
1 T vinegar
1 tsp ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
hot pepper oil

To make this, you simply boil a chicken and shred the cooked meat.

Mix all the other ingredients together and add to the shredded chicken. Sprinkle with some chopped green onions and black sesame seeds.

Serve it on some sesame rice crackers like this:

I told you it was easy didn't I? Now just try not eating it all before the party ...

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  1. Sesame is one of my can't-get-enough-of flavors. And I have that cookbook around here somewhere...

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