Special equipment: 4 long wooden skewers, soaked in water
Combine the chiles, cilantro, orange zest, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, Mirin, salt, pepper, chicken and shrimp. Toss all to coat well. Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
Meanwhile, to make the coconut peanut sauce: Heat a saucepot over medium heat and add the peanut oil. Add the chiles and garlic and toast until dark brown but not burnt. Add the rice wine vinegar and reduce by half. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the peanut butter and mix well to combine. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Preheat a grill or grill pan.
Grill the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side and shrimp 2 minutes on each side, or until pink and opaque. Remove the chicken and shrimp from the grill. Let the chicken rest for a minute, then assemble the skewers with 2 pieces of chicken and 2 shrimp on each skewer. Serve the skewers over vegetable salad, with a bowl of coconut peanut sauce for dipping.
Just before serving, combine the cabbage, red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, snap peas, cilantro, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, peanut oil, and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Taste the salad, then season with salt, and pepper, to taste.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Brad Sorenson