Here’s our list of Thanksgiving leftovers:
Give your stomach a break: Eat lighter.
To us, that means salad. Here are two suggestions:
It’s an easy recipe: Take whatever you have and make a layered salad. If you don’t have enough salad greens:
 Make a layered salad with Thanksgiving leftovers (photo courtesy Taste Of Home).
1. COMBINE all ingredients. Let the flavors meld for 30 minutes before serving.
RECIPE 2: BANG-BANG TURKEY SALAD
This recipe for Bang-Bang Turkey Salad was developed by the head chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen restaurant. Prep time is 15 minutes.
For The Salad
1. WASH all the salad ingredients and finely slice the radishes, spring onions and daikon.
2. MAKE the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium. Add the onion, sriracha, red pepper flakes and garlic, and cook, stirring, until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients to the onion mixture; cook and stir until smooth. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
2. MIX the watercress, bean sprouts, radishes, daikon, ginger and chili and season with salt and olive oil. Place them in the serving bowl.
3. PLACE the turkey on top of the salad, then add the sauce. Garnish with the spring onions, coriander and radishes and place on top. Finish with the toasted peanuts and sesame seeds.
You may see dishes called Bang-Bang Chicken on Chinese and other restaurant menus (photo #3). Usually an appetizer in Chinese restaurants, it’s popular enough to be a main course salad at non-Asian restaurants such as Bonefish Grill and Cheesecake Factory.
According to CulinaryLore.com, Bang-Bang Chicken is a traditional Szechuan Chinese recipe of cold chicken drizzled with a spicy and nutty sauce (e.g. peanut sauce). It’s a street food, sold as a snack by street vendors in the Szechuan (Sichuan) province.
The dish can be found on menus as “shredded chicken with sesame sauce.” It is also called bon bon, pon pon, or pang bang chicken.
The chicken is tenderized and shredded by pounding with a heavy wooden stick. The word bàng in Mandarin means stick (and is pronounced somewhere between bong and pong).