Thursday, May 8, 2008

Yogi's Love

Jicama Slaw Sandwich, originally uploaded by mud pie gourmet.

HELLLLLLOOOO!! I am finally back. Our camera broke and the new one has arrived. I couldn't post recipes without pictures (this is why I love the Barefoot Contessa books--a picture for every recipe!).

With the fabulous weather we have been having here in the hometown we have been going on picnics. The kids get so excited when I tell them that is the plan and they immediately help me get things ready. What is it about picnics? Yogi loved them, and during college I went on 3 dates in one week where the guy took me on a picnic (seriously--did they think they were original?), and on the Bachelor they always have a date where they have a picnic. Basically, who doesn't like picnics?!

Here is a great sandwich for enjoying these Spring days. I used jicama slaw to give it a good crunch. It has a Mexican flair in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Garlic Chicken Sandwich with Jicama Slaw

Serves 4

2 chicken breasts cut in half
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T lime juice
1 T olive oil
1/8 tsp cumin
Kosher salt and ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat (or use a grill). Saute chicken for about 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from heat.

Jicama Slaw

3/4 cup jicama, julienned
1 T finely chopped onion
1 T chopped cilantro
1 tsp lime juice
1/8 tsp cumin
2 T plain yogurt
1/2 tsp minced jalapeno or serrano pepper
Kosher salt and ground pepper

Combine ingredients.

Pepper Jack Cheese
Whatever else you love!

Place chicken on good bread. Top with sliced tomatoes, avocados, Pepper Jack cheese and jicama slaw.