Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Poached Chicken With Fresh Berries Over Napa Cabbage


This salad came to my mind shortly after I returned home from the grocery store with a bunch of great whole fresh ingredients! I did not let the fact that I didn't know what one of the ingredients was deter me from creating a fabulous salad. I mean, I could ball park the ingredient. It was definitely in the cabbage/ greens/ lettuce family. I thought it might be Swiss chard or Chinese cabbage. Anthony and I had just watched an episode of Iron Chef America on Amazon recently, and  the "secret ingredient" on that episode had been Swiss chard. I made our salads for lunch still not completely knowing what our mystery item was.

After lunch I googled Swiss chard. That was not our item. Then I googled types of cabbage. I saw pics of Chinese cabbage and Napa cabbage that looked similar to what I had brought home from the store. Taking a closer look, a certain Buzzle article clarified for me that what I had just used for our salads was indeed Napa cabbage. I told Anthony of my discovery. I laughed as I told him that I had seen Napa printed on the big twisty tie wrapped around my Napa cabbage, and that I had just thought that it said Napa like oranges say Florida, or some produce says California.

Poached Chicken With Fresh Berries Over Napa Cabbage:

1 Raw Chicken Breast
1/2 Head of Napa Cabbage
4 Large Strawberries
Handful of Blackberries
1 Lemon
Black Pepper

1. Drop raw chicken breast into boiling water. Turn heat down a little. Cook until done.

2. Cut cabbage and strawberries. Arrange first four ingredients on two plates.

3. Cut lemon in half. Squeeze lemon juice over salads. Sprinkle salads with black pepper.