A few weeks ago the folks at Gourmet Warehouse contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying a few of their products. I got a free spice rub and marinade, they get a few recipes, we both get free advertising from each other. Works for me!
And if you are wondering “would she still like the products even if they weren’t free?”, the answer is YOU BETCHA! I wouldn’t post this otherwise.
When I noticed that the Sesame Ginger marinade was gluten free, I immediately thought of these Asian Chicken Wraps. I love recipes like this because the three of us have different likes when it comes to food and this enables everyone to choose there own fillings. And J loves being able to make anything himself!
I had all of the ingredients (including the chicken breast defrosted) and was planning on making them when my husband called and said he was on his way and we were all going out to dinner. So, I just left everything in the fridge and went about my day. Then, with 45 minutes until dinner time he hit brutal Thursday night traffic.
Mad scramble to get dinner started. But, I had it done with plenty of time for dinner plus time for a quick photo shoot. I could have let it marinade more, but since the chicken should be cut into thin strips and I thicken the marinade at the end as a sauce it was just fine.
Tracking down the rice paper wrappers was a bit tricky, but I did find them at one of my regular grocery store in the Asian food aisle. A specialty Asian food market would definitely have them. They may be called Spring Roll Wrappers instead. After some trial and error I found the trick to using them is
- have a plate of warm water on the table for everyone to make as they go
- use two wrappers per wrap (they are very thin)
- remove the wraps when they are just becoming pliable but are still a bit stiff – no more than 20 sec0nds or so (if you go longer they become a sticky mess)
You can read more about the other product I received, the Applewood Smoke spice rub, in this meatloaf recipe. Both products were delicious.
Until next time, happy eating.