Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Shredded Romaine in a Korean Sesame Vinaigrette

Shredded Romaine in a Korean Sesame Vinaigrette

My original plan with the Korean bbq chicken was that I would pair it with some kimchi and sriracha, throw it in a tortilla and call it a day. Once I got started cooking, I decided I had to go through with the rest of the recipes so the next step was putting this quick salad together. It added a necessary and welcome freshness to go with the richness of the chicken seasonings and a nice light crunch as well. My first serving of the meat was in a sort of burrito in a brown rice wrapper with the salsa roja (more on that tomorrow), some cilantro lime rice, this salad and the chicken. Later, I enjoyed it in a Chipotle style burrito bowl (same thing, just sans wrapper).

Shredded Romaine in a Korean Sesame Vinaigrette
(Slightly adapted from Closet Cooking)

Makes 4+servings

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon gochujang
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded

Mix together the sesame, soy sauce, gochujang, and sesame seeds. Toss with the romaine and serve.

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Maria said...

Love how simple this is. Looks great!

Erica said...

mmm sounds good to me. I'd almost be tempted to throw a little hot sauce in the mix too.

Joie de vivre said...

Oooh! This looks so good!

vanillasugarblog said...

i wonder if kevin has a girlfriend? that man can cook right? this looks fab girl. perfect for lunch right now.

Diana said...

So when are you starting up a Dishing Up Delights Korean BBQ truck?

Jenn said...

Saving this vinaigrette. I'm starting a college of vinaigrettes and dressings.

La Bella Cooks said...

This is so simple yet the flavors must have been amazing. Your photo is awesome as well. Very impressive!

shaz said...

All the flavours sound great, I'm so impressed you did the 5 hour cooking thing (in the last post). Both of these dishes turned out sensational.

Anonymous said...

Looks as it is an easy and tasty side dish. I was just wondering how gochujang tastes? I dont think I can find it where I live and I was wondering if I could substitute it with something similar.

Esi said...

No onion, gochujang is a pretty dominant flavor in the salad. It's spicy, salty, and a little bit sweet. You can probably create a similar flavor with ground red pepper and a splash of vinegar and some soy sauce.

Alicia Foodycat said...

That sauce sounds wonderful - it'd go with so many things!