HERE IS A WONDERFUL IDEA FOR SANDWICHES/ROLLS, the ingredients are available year round, and the flavors are so fresh they "explode" in your mouth!
makes 4 rolls
1/2 cup rice wine
2tbsp honey or agave syrup
4 red radish thinly sliced
3 scallions thinly sliced
1 cup thinly shredded cabbage ( spring/Savoy)
1 cup peeled and thinly shredded carrot
3/4 tsp sea salt divided
2 x 6 ozs skinless/boneless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup cilantro leaves
4 whole wheat buns or sourdough
In a small stainless steel pan (do not use aluminum) heat 1/2 cup water with the agave syrup and vinegar.
Bring to boil, then remove from heat and cool completely.
Pour into a bowl and add the scallions, radish, carrots, cabbage and1/2tsp salt.
Mix well and cover, and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
Assembling the sandwiches
Well season the chicken breasts and drizzle with oil.
Cook in a skillet or grill until cooked, set aside and cover with foil
Split the rolls and toast lightly.
Thinly slice the warm chicken and place on the toasted buns, using tongs or a strainer (reserving the liquid), remove the vegetables and shake off excess vinegar mix, place on top of the chicken.
Top with cilantro leaves and serve the vinegar mix on the side.
Approx 266 calories per roll
Variations: add any protein you like, sliced roast beef, baked tofu, ham, cheese, grilled/baked fish.
Also add hot chili sauce, fresh jalapeno, minced fresh mint leaves, parsley, lemon juice.
This is great with grilled fresh salmon