Monday, October 13, 2008

waste-not, want-not: curry chicken salad

couldn't finish that rotisserie chicken you bought at pathmark? parlay that shit into a scrap-tastic curried chicken salad!

Curried Chicken Salad
yields 1 qt

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and rough chopped
1 TBS madras curry powder, toasted
1 tsp ground turmeric
3/4 cup mayonnaise (i used lite)
1 1/2 - 2 cups leftover chicken (dark and white meat)
1 cup red grapes, halved
1/2 red onion, small dice
2 celery stalks, cut on the bias
2-3 TBS golden raisins
1 apple, peeled, small dice (i used a granny smith)
1-2 tsp cider vinegar
salt to taste
freshly chopped mint to garnish

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly salt walnuts and toast until fragrant - about 5 minutes. DO NOT BURN!!

2. combine madras curry and turmeric in a small saute pan and toast on the stove over medium flame until fragrant - about 5 minutes. DO NOT BURN!!

3. combine madras curry, turmeric and mayonnaise in a small bowl. thin with a bit of water or apple juice if too thick.

4. combine remaining ingredients (EXCEPT MINT) in a medium bowl, mix to incorporate.


5. add mayonnaise mixture, mix well.

-- adjust seasoning to taste, garnish with mint and enjoy!

© 2008 c. c. villani @ "mission: insatiable" -

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