Try our Chef's wonderful home-made smoked chicken Caesar salad.....
5 chicken breast; 25g Salt; 3 Tsp maple syrup; squeeze of lemon; 3 Tsp of extra virgin olive oil; 1 tsp of dried tarragon (or 20g fresh tarragon)
Place the salt, maple syrup, squeeze of lemon, olive oil and tarragon together in a dish to marinade chicken breasts for 5 hours.
Prepare the smoker – use an old metal tray or large metal dish. You will need 50g of beach chippings, 50g of oak chippings, 50g of ash chippings. Mix all chippings together and place a cooling rack above, place chicken on cooling rack, seal with tin foil and leave to smoke on a low light for 15 – 20 minute. You will need open all windows and doors! Take out and cook in the oven on 180 degrees C until done.
100g quality mayonnaise; 2 cloves of garlic; 6 anchovies; 20g grated parmesan; 1 tsp Dejon mustard; 1 Tsp white wine vinegar – blitz in a blender until smooth.
To prepare serve your salad you will need – one smoked chicken breast; one baby jem lettuce; handful of parmesan shavings; croutons; anchovies (optional).
Use a few outside lettuce leaves to decorate the plate. Slice lettuce and add to a bowl, add croutons, parmesan, Caesar dressing and anchovies (opt) – toss lightly. Arrange on top of the lettuce. Slice cold or warm smoked cooked chicken over the salad and ready to serve.