Sunday, July 13, 2008
Weekend Wokking given birth in the home of Wandering Chopsticks is a monthly blogging event that takes on an Iron Chef type feel by celebrating a new single ingredient each month. The secret ingredient this month is ... (insert music crescendo here)... TOMATOES!!! The second informational bit for this blogging event is that there's a different host each month. The host(ess) for the Tomato challenge is Blazing Hot Wok . The beauty of Weekend Wokking is that the secret ingredient does NOT need to be made in a wok, nor does it need to follow an Asian theme. You can if you like, but certainly not a prerequisite for entry. Here is my entry, simple and delicious to Weekend Wokking.
2 Large firm tomatoes
1 1/2 cups diced chicken
1/4 cup blanched toasted almonds
1/2 cup celery
1/2 cup fried crimini mushrooms
mayonnaise to taste
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce or field greens
1. Rather than scoop out the tomatoes, cut them into sixths, leaving the bottom uncut.
2. Push the sixths apart and you can fill them without cutting away any of the fruit.
3. Mix the chicken, almonds, celery, mushrooms, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and fill the tomatoes.
4. Serve on a bed of greens/lettuce.