Happy foodie · Mommy musings

I Can Cook! – Our Take on Krazy Garlik Salad

Mission: To recreate this Krazy-good salad

I mentioned on  a previous post that we adore Krazy Garlik particularly their Krazy Garlik Salad. It was so good that my carnivore-of-a-husband liked it so much, he decided to recreate it.With a few online research done and fingers crossed, we decided to make the scrumptious Asian style salad.

Here are the ingredients:

  • Chicken strips
  • Red cabbage (but we used the regular, green one)
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Bell peppers, diced
  • 1 onion (preferably white, but we had the red ones when we made the dish)
  • Lettuce
  • Sesame oil
  • Peanut sauce (fresh or store bought)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (or lime)
  • Wanton wrapper
  • Salt and pepper

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To make it:

  1. Cut the cabbage, onions and lettuce in julienne style. Set it aside with the diced bell peppers and cucumber.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. You can either grill it or fry it. We fried ours because we did not have a stove-top grill…yet. hehe. Set aside.
  3. For the dressing, mix the peanut sauce with water (as instructed in the package). Let it cool for a couple of minutes, then mix it well with sesame oil and lime. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Julienne the wanton wrappers and fry it in hot oil. Strain the excess oil after removing from the pan.
  5. Mix all the veggies together. Toss them with the dressing until they look nice and happy.
  6. Top with the crunchy wanton wrappers.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Successful attempt!

The verdict: 4.5 stars!!! It was really good and it did taste almost like the one in Krazy Garlik. It was light and very Asian. The crunchy wanton wrappers gave a totally different texture and attitude to a possible boring salad. It would be great as a side dish to steamed fish or fried meat. Ours was partnered with a breaded pork chop.

The reasons why it did not receive the 5-star mark are: 1. We did not grill the chicken; 2. Red onions were used, instead of white; 3. Lemon juice was used, not lime; 4. Green cabbage was used, instead of red. The red cabbage’s bitterness was a welcome kick to the original salad recipe.

Mission: Complete and successful!


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