Thursday, July 25, 2013
Bite with Belkys: Crispy chicken salad from Katsuya at the SLS Hotel on South Beach
There is nothing better in the summer than a nice cool salad infused with japanese flair. And tonight that's just what we have on the menu. Let's grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Restaurant: Katsuya at the SLS Hotel on South Beach
The Dish: Crispy Chicken Salad
2 cups mixed greens (napa cabbage, raddichio, romaine hearts)
1 cup fried wontons
1 cup cellophane noodles
1 cooked half chicken breast, chopped
1 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoon plum vinaigrette
1 tablespoons microgreens (garnish)
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped (garnish)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (garnish)
*garnish to taste
Ingredients for Plum Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
2 tablespoons Canola Oil
2 tablespoons Honey
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon plum sauce
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon grated garlic
salt & black pepper to taste
Method of Preparation:
-Start by lightly seasoning the chicken with salt and black pepper, then sear it on a grill or in a hot pan until it's golden brown on both sides.
-Next, top the chicken breast with a teaspoon of butter and two tablespoons of soy sauce, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.
-In the meantime, make the plum vinaigrette. In a mixing bowl add 2 tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon plum sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of grated garlic, and one teaspoon of grated ginger and whisk until blended. Then, add 2 tablespoons of Canola oil and whisk again.
-Now assemble the salad. When the chicken cools, slice it and place it in a bowl. On top of the chicken, add the chopped romaine lettuce and other mixed greens, Wonton and Cellophane Noodles. Season with Kosher salt and pepper to taste.
-Next, pour the Plum Vinaigrette directly over the lettuce. (don't put it on the won-ton or noodles or it will get soggy) Mix it all up by hand.
Garnish salad with chives, sesame seeds, edible orchids and microgreens to taste.
Serving suggestion: Katsuya Sake.
Katsuya South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139