When my husband and I were living in Japan we were invited to a wedding. The bride was a friend and colleague of mine that I had met through the dance company we both instructed for. She was Japanese and had met her husband at Yokota Air Force Base. If I could describe her passion in one word it would be – ballet. She was a ballerina from head-to-toe and had been performing on stages, parades, and shows her entire life. She was a very positive and nice person and we got along immediately.
During the wedding reception guests were given “thank you” gifts. One of the items was a bottle of wasabi mayonnaise. This was a new combination for a condiment for me. I tried it when I got home and I loved it! Later, when I had finished the bottle, I asked my friend where I could get more. She said it was a special blend from her dad’s wasabi company and they made it especially for her wedding. Wow!
Cut to years later and my husband and I are no longer living in Japan and we are in Clovis, New Mexico. I was shopping in the Asian ingredient section of the commissary and saw a green bottle of wasabi mayonnaise. It wasn’t my friend’s father’s company, but it was wasabi mayonnaise.
I like to use this condiment to dip sushi, french fries, and chips in. I’ll even add some on the side of my ramen or noodle dishes when I need a kick in the taste buds. I really like it in this sandwich, though: Avocado and Roasted Chicken. All the flavors pair well together and the heat and flavor from the wasabi is not overwhelming.
Avocado and Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Wasabi Mayonnaise
|Bread (Your Choice)|
|A handful of Mixed Greens|
|Pink Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper|
To make this sandwich you will pick out your preferred bread.
- I used a mixed grain and seed bread, but I would also love this on a toasted ciabatta (with or without herbs), pretzel bread/bun, sourdough, and rye.
Next will be setting up vegetables:
- Wash and dry a handful or two of mixed greens and set it aside
- Then thinly slice a tomato and set it aside
- Chop 2-4 scallions (also called spring or green onion) and set aside
In a mixing bowl:
- Pull apart roasted chicken until you get the consistency you prefer
- I like my chicken to be somewhat chunky, but I have family/friends that prefer their chicken (and canned tuna) to be pulled until the strands are really thin making the pulled chicken light and fluffy.
- Add a dollop (or spoonful) of wasabi mayonnaise (or a mix of mayonnaise with some wasabi added to it)
- Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette
- Add the chopped scallions
- Add pink Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
- Mix ingredients together
Next will be building the sandwich:
- Between two pieces of toasted bread add chicken, tomato, mixed greens, and avocado
There’s your new take on a chicken sandwich full of flavor, heat, and beautiful colors. Enjoy!
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