MONDAY

SPICY ROAST CHICKEN, MANGO AND MACADAMIA SALAD 

Serves 4 

This is a simple , delicious summer salad, making the most of sweet Australian ingredients at their seasonal peak. This salad also works well with duck, prawns or lobster. 

  • 1 free-range roast chicken (remove bones – skin optional – and slice meat)
  • 2 firm mangoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways and sliced on the diagonal
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved
  • 4 French shallots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 radicchio, sliced (or red witlof if you can get it)
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 1 small handful mint leaves
  • 2 green spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
  • 100g (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts, roasted until lightly golden and sliced or roughly chopped

CHILLI LIME DRESSING

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon mild chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • Juices of 2 limes
  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

PREPARE THE DRESSING first. Combine all the ingredients in bowl and season with salt and pepper. It should be sharp and hot, with a nutty balance from the olive oil.

FOR THE SALAD, put all ingredients, except the nuts, in a blow, add the dressing and mix well. Divide the salad amoung 4 large plates, then sprinkle with macadami nuts, give a good grind of the fresh pepper and drizzle over any remaining dressing from the mixing bowl.

 This recipe is from the Good Weekend Magazine and is by Neil Perry

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