Help with curry chicken salad for novice please
i am VERY new to curry. in the past, i have tried some dishes with curry that i did not like at all ( there are different types, yes? ) well, the past couple of weeks i have had 2 different curry chickens ( one was hot, one was a cold salad ) and i LOVED them. both were with the bright yellow type if that makes sense to you guys. the hot one had raisins and i think some kind of nut and the cold chix salad had raisins & apricots. JUST DELICIOUS! anyway, can you please give me some recipes? i would love to make a cold chix salad version for 4th of july bbq.
Here is a nice one: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... I would add more curry powder than they recommend. You could also use this recipe as sort of a base for ideas and what you might have in the fridge. I always use nuts in mine. I like raisins, mango or pineapple, dried fruit. I might use full fat yogurt and mayo too. Otherwise it may get runny. Add in what they say and then if it is too pasty, put in some more mayo. I love the fresh ginger and chutney in it. That would be so good. If you are iffy on the grapes, use raisins. It will be awesome.
Enjoy your 4th.
I prefer that the curry powder be cooked first, I think it improves the flavor and eliminates the grittiness that can come from raw curry powder. Here's my version of curried chicken salad, very simple and delicious.
1 roasted chicken, about 3.5 pounds, cooked, skinned, boned, chilled, and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup sliced scallion
2/3 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons curry powder
Make the dressing: heat a small skillet or very small saucepan over medium heat and add the oil and curry powder. Stir to form a paste and heat for a minute or two, until the mixture smokes a bit and becomes fragrant - keep stirring. Cool for five minutes and mix with the mayonnaise. Toss the rest of the ingredients together in a large bowl and then mix in the curry dressing.
This salad is great immediately and after being refrigerated overnight.