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chicken fennel and grapefruit salad with a tarragon
TV chef Sophie Michell provides a great recipe for cooking
a mouth watering dish with grapefruit
Summer eating is all about fresh, healthy and delicious
ingredients and there is nothing better than using
in-season fruit and vegetables as the basis of our
One of the most refreshing and healthy fruits of
summer is the South African red grapefruit, which
is naturally sweeter and does not require sugar. Grapefruit
is also hugely versatile and can be used in both savoury
and sweet dishes, thanks to the number of varieties
of the fruit now available in the UK.
In the following video chef and author Sophie Michell
shows you how to create a delicious fennel, chicken
and grapefruit summer salad, using South African star
ruby grapefruit, sure to impress whoever youre
Chargrilled chicken fennel
"Salads are great during our few summer months
and this is an elegant, yet healthy starter that is
perfect to pull out for guests and family. The citrussy
grapefruit brings out the flavours of the fennel and
tarragon, and gives the chicken a refreshing boost
. . . so much tastier than a Chicken Caesar!"
Sophie Michell, TV chef and author
Watch the following video to see Sophie go through
this delicious recipe step by step.
CHARGRILLED CHICKEN FENNEL AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD
WITH A TARRAGON DRESSING
2 free range chicken breasts
1 head of fennel
1 head of little gem lettuce
Handful of washed rocket leaves
25ml white wine or tarragon vinegar
75ml olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves
½ a shallot, finely diced
1 tsp honey
Sea salt and pepper
heat up a griddle pan.
the chicken breasts and lie them flat on a board.
them out and then cut a slit down the side to open
them more into a butterfly shape (this is called butterfly
with olive oil and season on both sides.
on the griddle and cook for 5 minutes on each side
until cooked throughout with good chargrill lines.
pop onto a plate and cover with foil.
the fennel into about 8 wedges, drizzle with oil then
cook on the griddle pan. This should take about 8
minutes or until you can feel the fennel softening.
the rest of the salad its simple. Peel and cut
the grapefruit into segments and trim and break the
little gem into leaves.
make the dressing, just mix all the ingredients together
dress the lettuce leaves with some and save some for
drizzling over after.
the salad by cutting the chicken slices and laying
on each plate with the lettuce, fennel and grapefruit.
Finish off with another good drizzle of dressing and
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