As an avid foodie, I’m always looking for fresh, Michigan produce to cook with when in season. As I walked around the Troy Whole Foods store, my eyes quickly were diverted to the Michigan Red Lettuce, which lead to my decision to make Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with a Spicy Peanut Sauce, thanks to our sponsorship with Whole Foods – Metro Detroit. As I continued looking at the fresh greens, I stumbled upon Kale from another Michigan producer, something I had recently introduced to my diet, but had never prepared myself. Asiago Kale Chips seemed like the perfect thing to try, so I headed off to collect all the ingredients for this sure-to-be tasty dinner.
Kale + Asiago = Happiness!
If you’re looking for something light, refreshing, and bursting with flavor, this recipe is for you. The recipe can be altered based on available ingredients in your pantry and fridge.
- 1- Pkg of 3-4 Chicken Breasts
- ⅛ c Peanut Oil
- Handful – Snow Pea Shoots
- ½ c 365 Peanuts – Roasted and Salted – Crushed
- ⅛ c minced garlic
- Juice of half a Lemon
- Juice of half a Lime
- Handful of Cilantro
- ½ c Bean Sprouts
- ⅛ c of Fresh Cayene Pepper – minced
- ½ jar of Thai Peanut Sauce
- Head of Red Lettuce
- Cook chicken using your prefered method. I choose to pan fry it using peanut and olive oil.
- Use food processor or finely dice chicken by hand. Add to bowl.
- Add all the other ingredients in bowl, place on piece of red lettuce.
Ingredients for kale chips:
Head of kale
Container of Asiago Cheese
Preparing the kale chips was really easy.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut some pieces of kale on to a cookie sheet.
- Brush on some olive oil trying to get in between all the cracks of the kale.
- Add a little crushed black pepper.
- Top with shredded asiago cheese. (I added a pinch of paprika.)
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.
Accompanying the dinner plate is a colorful Medittarean Olive Salad in addition to the kale chips which got a couple small slices of pear added. The bitternes of the crispy kale, saltiness from the melted cheese, and sweetness from the pear worked in harmony.
To pull it all together, I added a wonderfully crisp and refreshing Late Hearvest Riesling from Grand Traverse. Michigan produces some fantastic wine and this slightly sweet Rielsing provided the perfect balance with the spicy lettuce wraps.
Whole Foods Market products include 365 in the ingredient list. Eating healthy and buying local is easy to do with Whole Foods!