This is it folks, the moment you’ve been waiting for. I am cohosting Tackling Bittman! I do so hope I don’t mess up somehow. Believe me, if there is a way to cohost wrongly, I will find it. But for right now, I am going to think positive and proceed like I know what I’m doing.
For this recipe, I turned to a book that, unfortunately, I don’t use often enough, Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less. I had some leftover chicken and was looking for something quick and easy, but tasty. This fit the bill on all fronts! If you are familiar with the book, the recipes are written in paragraph form, leaving you to judge quantities. It makes you feel like a real cook, but there is enough guidance that you are not just hanging out there on your own.
(subtitled Incredibly easy and impressive)
Toss shredded cooked chicken (or cooked ground meat or lump crabmeat) with minced shallot or red onion, chopped cilantro, sesame oil, minced Thai chile, salt and pepper. (I added some fresh squeezed lime juice to perk it up a bit). Take the large outer leaves of Bibb or Boston lettuce, put a few tablespoons of the filling on it, roll it up and eat like a burrito.
So, that’s it! That’s my entry. Now, it’s your turn! Please go read the guidelines on my Tackling Bittman page (and there aren’t many, don’t be scared!) and come back and link your Bittman recipe! Your recipe will magically appear on the other cohosts blogs! It’s genius, I tell you.