Monday, April 29, 2013

Curried Chicken (or turkey) Salad

A crowd-pleaser, expertly made by Meredith.

When asked about the recipe, she sounded like Mom: "It's in The Joy! Look in The Joy!"

Curried Chicken or Turkey Salad
combine in a medium bowl:
           2 c diced cooked chicken or turkey
           1/4 c chopped toasted walnuts, almonds, or cashews (Mere used cashews)
           3 scallions, chopped
           2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
           (1 apple, cored, peeled, and coarsely chopped)
           (1/4 c dark or golden raisins)
mix in:
          a mayonnaise made of:
                 1 T curry powder toasted 30-60 sec in a skillet over low heat with 1T vegetable oil, cooled
                 1/2 c mayonnaise
                 1/2 t lime juice
                 1/2 t honey
                 1/8 t salt      
          salt and black pepper to taste
serve on a bed of lettuce leaves.

**Alternatives for the fruit might include water chestnuts, cucumber, red bell pepper, sweet onion

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