Have you ever had the superpower discussion with a group of friends? This is where you sit around and discuss, for each one of you, the answer to this question:
If you could have one, and only one, superpower, what would it be?
It?s a fun conversation, and every once in a while, someone will surprise me with a new superpower that I never thought of. A few years ago, I was having this conversation around a bonfire with some friends on a fine summer evening, and one guy came up with what I?ll call ?Instant Cultural Embodiment.? This is where I could go to Chile, and no matter where I went in Chile, I could fluently speak the native language, with the appropriate dialect for the area I was in, and know all of the culturally appropriate social norms for that country/area. Cool!
A very common choice is teleportation. Teleportation (often referred to in science fiction) is the ability to instantly transport across distance and space. I think teleportation would be really cool for FOOD! I would love to be able to teleport to Morocco or Italy or Thailand and enjoy their ?real deal? food (not the Americanized version of it) for a few hours IN that location. Heaven. Heck, I?d even settle for the native food getting teleported to me!
Since I haven?t figured out how to do that yet (stay tuned!), I?ll sometimes instead make fun food from another country for myself. Obviously, I?m sure it pales in comparison to the ?real deal,? but it encourages me to use spices, combinations, and ingredients that I might not normally whip up on my own. And, I?m avoiding the unhealthy oils and MSG that are often used in restaurants. So, this week, I?m going to share with you an easy, peasy FOOD SASS? recipe that takes less than 15 minutes, is nutritious & delicious (yay!), and tastes very Thai. Mmmmmm.
Thai-Teleported Chicken, Broccoli, and Sesame Delight
- 1 lb. broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
- ? c. Thai sweet chili sauce
- 1 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. tamari
- ? c. lime juice, freshly-squeezed
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 ? lbs. chicken breast tenders
- 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
- Optional: 2 c. cooked (and warm) brown rice
- Steam broccoli for 2-3 minutes, until just tender.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the chili sauce, fish sauce, tamari, and lime juice. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tenders and saut? for 1-3 minutes per side until just cooked through.
- Add the steamed broccoli and the sauce to the pan with the chicken and stir gently to coat.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes until hot and glazed.
- Top with sesame seeds, and serve. Can optionally be served over brown rice.
- Note: if you like your sauce thicker with more ?cling power,? dissolve 1 tsp. of kudzu into 2 tsp. water, mix with sauce, and simmer for a minute in a separate pan before adding to chicken and broccoli.
SO easy and fun, and this one tends to be a hit with kids. Hallelujah! This recipe is from Jonny Bowden?s ?150 Healthiest 15-Minute Meals on Earth.? He has a whole line of great ?150 Healthiest? recipe books that contain plenty of Food Sass? awesomeness that I invite you to check out.
Enjoy your Thai Food Teleportation AND the last week of Spring!
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With love & Food Sass? teleportation,