Heinz have recently launched a competition to find the ultimate recipe on a spoon. You may have seen or perhaps bought the new range of sauces from Heinz? The Seriously Good Mayonnaise is particularly good, a lot more of an indulgent taste and texture than the original and perfect for creating new dishes and taking on flavours. Could you create a dish that could be served entirely on a spoon which uses the new Mayonnaise? If you think you could then click here to check out the competition which has a great prize home dinner party for eight people with food writer, TV host and chef Sophie Michell. You and your guests will indulge in a bespoke seriously good three-course menu with wine pairing which you will work with Sophie to plan and make. The package also includes £500 spending money for the group, to be used towards drinks, wine and additional supplies. Once prepared, Sophie will take care of every detail, allowing you to sit back, entertain and enjoy.
Sophie Michell has been cooking professionally since she was a teenager and became the UK’s youngest female Executive Chef when we took the helm of Pont St restaurant in London’s Belgraves hotel in 2013. Sophie is also part of the team behind The Gorgeous Kitchen, an exciting new contemporary restaurant at Heathrow Airport providing passengers with a delicious menu worthy of the capital’s top restaurants.
As it now officially appears to be Summer here, for a day or two at least I wanted to create a light recipe which could be eaten at lunch time. Serving it on a spoon makes it a little bit of fun. I have always liked coronation chicken sandwiches. The combination of fruit and curry spices wins me over and if I am out I will often buy them ready made in bakeries or cafes. At home they make a great filling for baked potatoes and inside baguettes. This is my twist on the sandwich which has a lettuce leaf base, followed by the coronation chicken mixture which uses Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise and topped with a crouton coated in the mayonnaise and dry fried. You could call it a deconstructed toasted sandwich if you want to be fancy or a lazy yet tasty mess if you don’t. The recipe below would make enough for 8 large spoonfuls, perfect as canapés or in a garden picnic. Instead of frying the croutons in oil or butter I coated in mayonnaise and fried, the mayonnaise adds a good tang and ensures the croutons are gorgeously crispy. I have used this mayonnaise to make incredible grilled cheese sandwiches too, more about that coming up in another blog post.
Coronation Chicken With Mayo Croutons
You will need:
1 roasted chicken breast, shredded ( I used the leftovers from a Sunday roast )
3 heaped tablespoons of Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon of medium spice curry powder
1 tsp mango chutney
4 large iceberg leaves, torn to fit the spoons
A handful of rocket leaves
2 slices of bread, cubed ( I used wholemeal but any kind will go)
1 tablespoon of Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise for the croutons
Mix your mayonnaise, curry powder, chutney and black pepper together until completely combined, set aside. Heat a frying pan over a medium – high heat, coat your cubed bread in mayo and fry on both side until golden.
Layer your spoons with lettuce leaves, chicken mixture and top with your crouton.
You can find some other entries here:
Nori Wrapped Hot Smoked Salmon Cubes With Miso Mayonnaise from Kavey Eats
Spicy Crab & Watercress Open Sandwich from Hungry Healthy Happy