Sunday, March 06, 2005
My copycat chicken salad
A while ago, Linda posted about a delicious-sounding chicken salad. I knew I had to try it. Salads as sandwich fillings are not at all common in Sweden, so while this may be a family favorite in many parts of the world - it's not here. I've tried it, but never quite got the hang of it to tell you the truth. I had this one with slices of toasted baguette, and it was absolutely wonderful. I followed Linda's recipe with a few small exceptions:
-I used much less celery, since celery is a scary ingredient for me. (Although I'm proud to have use it in three whole recipes in ONE week. Definitely a record for me.)
-I added a couple of squeezes of lemon juice.
-I added a small red onion in thin slices
Next time (and there will definitely be a next time) I'll probably substitute the whipping cream with some light creme fraiche instead. It tasted a little too rich for my taste. Other than that, it was perfect. Thank you very much Linda, this was really satisfying! All in all, I've had a lot of fun with my "copycat week". I'm glad to have had a chance to try out so many new recipes. Next week is back to work, and I have late meetings three days out of five, so don't expect any culinary miracles here. :)