Thai Chicken Salad with Pickled Lemongrass Mango

Thai Chicken Salad with Pickled Lemongrass Mango


Thai Chicken Salad with Pickled Lemongrass Mango

Serve 4 as light meal
Prep time 30 mins + 30 mins chilling
Cooking time 18 mins

Ingredients
2 large Mangoes
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup water
2 sticks lemongrass, thinly slices (see tip)
1 tbs fish sauce
Cooked rice noodles & herbs (Thai basil, mint & coriander), to serve

Chicken patties
650g chicken breast fillets, roughly chopped
4 tbs red curry paste
1 tbs fish sauce
1 egg white
2 tbs corn flour
1/3 cup shredded coconut
60g green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced into rounds
1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbs olive oil

Method
Cut the cheeks from the mango stone. Carefully scoop out the flesh. Thinly slice. Place into a bowl with the onion. Combine the vinegar, sugar, water and lemongrass in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in the fish sauce. Cool for 5 minutes then pour over the mango and onion. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Place chicken into a food processor. Pulse to roughly chop. Add the curry paste, fish sauce, egg white, corn flour and coconut. Pulse until just combined. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the beans and coriander. Shape mixture into patties using damp hands Place onto a tray. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes if time allows.
Preheat barbecue plate on medium. Drizzle both sides of the chicken patties with oil. Barbecue for 3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.
Serve chicken patties with pickled mango, noodles and herbs.

Tip Use the back of a knife to bruise the lemon grass then thinly slice the white & lime green part only for this recipe.
Tip You can replace the chicken with 650g skinless, pin boned salmon to make thai salmon cakes.

Aussies Go Mad For Mangoes: New Research Reveals Mangoes Are Australia's Favourite Summertime Fruit

A new study has revealed you can, in fact, compare apples and oranges, as Aussie mangoes are officially voted Australia's favourite summertime fruit. Over 65 per cent of Australians (equivalent to 12.5 million Aussies) surveyed deemed the juicy fruit the ultimate seasonal snack, followed by grapes in second place and cherries coming in third. 

Mangoes Take A Bite Of The Cherry

The 'king of fruit' can officially wear its crown loud and proud, with further research showing the east coast of Australia is where mangoes are most loved. NSW isn't only dominating the State of Origin on the playing field, they've also come out on top as the state that pits mangoes over any other fruit (71 per cent) compared to Queensland and Victoria. 

Millennials are Mango Mad

This news will be welcomed with open arms by millennials, who are among some of the nations biggest mango fans; 68 per cent voted mangoes as their fruit of choice in the summer, just ahead of baby boomers at 60 per cent. CEO of Australian Mangoes, Robert Gray, has said of the new research: "We're absolutely thrilled to see mangoes come out on top, although we're not surprised! The Aussie mango is an iconic fruit that's full of emotion, wrapped in ritual and tied with fond memories. Not only are they utterly delicious, but they're also packed with nutritional benefits and can be enjoyed by everyone!" 

Every Day Is Mangonificent

The Aussie mango season is currently at its peak, so now is the perfect time to purchase the juiciest and tastiest mangoes on offer. With the mango season already off to a strong start, it's looking likely to be the best on record, with quality fruits hitting the supermarket shelves across the nation. 

The new research has landed just ahead of the first day of summer when Bondi Beach will welcome back the annual Mess-tival event on Sunday 1st December. To celebrate the sweet, sticky mess of mangoes in all their glory, this year's event will see the iconic north end of Bondi Beach taken over by mango madness for everyone to enjoy. For more information on the Mess-tival event, visit: mangoes.net.au/events/

Mango Mess-tival will be taking place at North Bondi SLSC on Sunday December 2, from 8am-12pm. Come along and enjoy a bunch of exciting events such as mango eating competitions, bicycle-powered smoothies, relay races, and meet mango growers from all across Australia.




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