Red's Fried ChickenOf everyone on The Blacklist, Red is without a doubt the biggest animal lover. He lives with a cat (S2E19, "Leonard Caul"); he is concerned about species going extinct, passionate about protecting animals from poaching, and realizes how animal exploitation is often tied closely with the exploitation of humans (S2E6, "The Mombasa Cartel"); and he sent Mr. Vargas to rescue a dog from someone who'd kept him cooped up inside without food or water (S2E4, "Dr. Linus Creel"). He's also not the biggest fan of animal testing. For example, he derides Beck for releasing a virus and selfishly synthesizing a vaccine for himself (which involved experimentation on rats) (S2E5, "The Front") and he passed on investing in a company that strove to extend human life (through animal experimentation) (S2E17, "The Longevity Initiative"). As I've veganized more and more food from The Blacklist, it's clear that once Red realizes he can eat all the food he loves, minus the harm to animals, he'll definitely consider going vegan.
I used this recipe, halved, with the chick'n from a bag of Gardein Mandarin crispy chick'n (which are now nugget-shaped? Not sure when that change occurred; I'd enjoyed the irregularly-shaped pieces but ah well, lol). They turned out great; I had some with the rest of the peppers from Tuesday, and even tried out the three dipping options (vegan ranch dressing, bbq sauce, and wing sauce) mentioned in the recipe; all of them were great with the fried chick'n.
Here are Daisy, Cringer, Buttons, and Leela to end tonight's post...