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Chargrilled Chinese 5 Spice Chicken with Pickled Cucumbers

March 5, 2013

Blue's Lullaby

5sfood blog 050.jpgThis recipe is the first in a series which celebrates the end of summer. It is now officially THE END, however you wouldn’t begin to even suspect cooler weather around the corner given yet another week of heatwave.

5s3food blog 044.jpgSo here begins my send off….

5s1food blog 051.jpgI am forever grateful for summers wonderful bounty and it will always amaze me that the most cooling of fruit and veg is born of such intense heat, but it is time to part ways and say goodbye summer, your scorching wrath will not be missed. Be gone now!

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For the Dry Rub

  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice powder
  • 2tsp sea salt
  • 1TB peanut oil

For the Salad

  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 600g chicken thigh fillets diced into bite size portions
  • 2TB rice wine vinegar
  • 1TB sugar
  • 2 telegraph cucumbers
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup garlic…

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