This is a favorite around these parts.


The Recipe


The Wine


The Dinner Music Playlist



For vinaigrette

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes

For salad

4 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken (about 1 pound)

1/2 pound Napa cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces (3 1/2 cups)

1/4 pound snow peas, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces

1 seedless cucumber (usually plastic-wrapped), quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

3 scallions, finely chopped

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro




Red Wine by Abadia Retuerta from Ribera del Duero, Spain. Seleccion Especial is dense ruby-garnet in color, with a subtle, complex nose of ripe red berry and wild black cherries offset by notes of violet, menthol, spice and vanilla. Silky, ripe red fruits and hints of spice and mint predominate on the palate, with a full, harmonious balance underscored by refined tannins. The finish is finely textured and lingering.


Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood - Texas Flood



Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love - Little Wing


Dancing Days - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (Remastered) - Dancing Days


Statesboro Blues - Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach - Statesboro Blues


Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror - Greatest Hits 1991-2003 - Yellow Ledbetter


Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (Bonus Track Version) - Hard to Handle


Learning to Fly - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Greatest Hits - Learning to Fly


Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike


Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Remastered) - Brown Sugar


Love Me Two Times - The Doors

The Doors - The Very Best of the Doors (Bonus Track Version) - Love Me Two Times




Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients.


Toss salad ingredients with vinaigrette in a large bowl until combined well.



Recipe adapted from Gourmet, June 2003