You may recognize this flatbread, because I gave you a glimpse of it in my post about the Get Cooking Challenge, where I mentioned that I got a new toaster oven. This flatbread – or pizza, or whatever you want to call it – was one of the first things I tried in it. Wow, was it ever amazing! Doesn’t it look delicious?
Pulo Philippine Cuisine gave me bottles of their marinades and cooking sauces to try out. They all looked so good that it was hard to decide which one to try first. I ended up using two of the bottles in this recipe: the Lemongrass Atsuete Marinade and the Coconut Adobo Cooking Sauce.
I used the marinade on the chicken, as well as turning some of it into a vinaigrette to coat the arugula. The vinaigrette was a surprising hit! I used what was left of it as a dressing on salad later on, and Tony raved about it. Cole did too, and he doesn’t usually like salad.
But let’s get back to this flatbread. I spread the coconut cooking sauce over the flatbread before adding toppings. I normally use pizza sauce on my flatbread or pizza – or if I’m feeling really crazy I’ll use Alfredo sauce – so the Coconut Adobo sauce was way out there for me! I’m glad I took a chance on it because I loved it.
My family can sometimes be a bit picky about spicy food, so I was a little worried they wouldn’t like this. Thankfully, the bottles showed the level of spiciness on the label and I found them to be fairly accurate. The lemongrass marinade was mild and the coconut sauce was medium. I only used a small amount of coconut sauce on the flatbread so it wasn’t overwhelming. In fact, even Cole liked it, and he’s the most sensitive of the family when it comes to spiciness.
As much as I try to get everyone to eat at the table at once at dinner, I made this at lunchtime on a weekend when everyone usually eats at different times, so I only managed to get a photo of Cole. He doesn’t look all that happy about it, but he really did like this meal. He was just deep into an epic game of Minecraft.
The combination of lemongrass, coconut, and mango is just beautiful. The flavours made me feel like I’d been transported to an island paradise in the Philippines. You may think that putting mango and chicken on flatbread is weird, but it’s really no stranger than a ham and pineapple pizza. So go a little crazy with your flatbread like I did – you won’t be sorry!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Pulo Recipe Challenge through Food Bloggers of Canada, and have received free Pulo products for my participation.