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Bulgar wheat salad with steamed poussin breast

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. For the salad, place the bulgar wheat in a large bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover and then cover with foil. Leave to rest for 10 minutes to steam.

  2. Add the raisins, orange juice and a squeeze of lime juice and stir together.

  3. Add the hemp seeds, red onion, chilli powder and soy sauce and cover with foil again until ready to serve.

  4. For the poussin, half-fill a pan with water. Add the garlic cloves and mixed herbs. Bring to a simmer and place a steamer on top.

  5. Place the poussin breasts into the steamer, cover with a lid and steam for 6-8 minutes, or until the poussin is cooked through.

  6. To serve, spoon the bulgar wheat salad onto a warm plate and place the steamed poussin on top.


For the bulgar wheat salad

  • 110g/4oz bulgar wheat
  • 55g/2oz raisins
  • 1½ oranges, juice only
  • squeeze lime juice
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (available from health food stores)
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

For the poussin

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • handful mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley)
  • 2 poussin breasts

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