Table of contents:
- Ingredients for the Rafaello snack
- Method of preparation of "Rafaello" snack from smoked chicken with walnuts
Rafaello appetizer - portioned smoked chicken salad with walnuts and cheese in coconut flakes. Cocktail shrimps, olives or capers are suitable for decoration. The salad can be prepared a few hours before the meal, there are no fresh vegetables in it, so nothing will go bad. You can also boil carrots and eggs in advance, cool, chop the ingredients, and before serving, mix, form small balls and roll them in coconut chips. Smoked chicken can be replaced with boiled or fried, it will also be delicious and very home-like.
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 8
Ingredients for the Rafaello snack
- 1 boiled carrot;
- 50 g walnuts;
- 2 chicken eggs;
- 1 processed cheese;
- 100 g smoked chicken;
- 50 g mayonnaise;
- 50 g coconut flakes;
- cocktail shrimps;
- salt, pepper, dill.
Method of preparation of "Rafaello" snack from smoked chicken with walnuts
Peel the carrots cooked in their uniforms, rub them on a coarse vegetable grater. All ingredients for the Rafaello snack must be cold, so boil and cool the carrots beforehand.
Put the walnuts in a colander, rinse, pour on a baking sheet, dry in a preheated oven for several minutes. You can also fry the nuts in a dry skillet over low heat. Grind the cooled nuts in a blender, add to the grated carrot.
Boil eggs hard-boiled, grind. Rub the melted cheese on a coarse grater. Add eggs and processed cheese to the salad bowl.
Cut the smoked chicken breast into small cubes. Remove the skin, you should not add it to snacks. Add the chopped chicken to the rest of the ingredients.
Salt and pepper to taste, season with mayonnaise, mix thoroughly, put the salad bowl in the refrigerator. By the way, mayonnaise for the "Rafaello" snack can be mixed in a blender from raw egg yolk, 70 ml of quality olive oil, a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a teaspoon of wine vinegar. First, beat the egg yolk with salt, then add oil in a thin stream, then mustard and vinegar. Mayonnaise turns out thick and tasty, without preservatives and starch, not like the store.
You will need dried coconut for breading. Although fresh coconut can be peeled and finely grated for the New Year's table, it will be very juicy!
Using a dessert spoon, form small balls of salad mass, roll the balls in coconut. You can put a stuffed olive or caper in the center of the ball, you get a snack with a surprise.
Sprinkle the plate with a thin layer of coconut flakes, spread the Raffaello on the chips so that there is free space between the balls.
Defrost the peeled cocktail shrimp at room temperature, put one shrimp on each serving.
The Rafaello snack of smoked chicken with walnuts is ready. Add a small sprig of fresh dill and you can immediately serve it on the snack table or put the dish in the refrigerator before the guests arrive. Bon Appetit!
On the festive table, I advise you to put a large dish with different portioned snacks made in a similar way. The more varied the assortment, the more spectacular the table looks!