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Old 08-08-2014, 05:19 PM   #11
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This recipe for Curried Chicken Salad from The Bush Family Cookbook, page 82, is very good. It changes every time I make it, the only constant is the dressing.

The Bush Family Cookbook - Ariel De Guzman - Google Books
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:40 PM   #12
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Is it possible the recipe used dried tarragon instead of fennel? It has that licorice flavor, too.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:09 PM   #13
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Is it possible the recipe used dried tarragon instead of fennel? It has that licorice flavor, too.
entirely possible. in fact, gg, you have just solved the mystery of my missing chicken salad recipe. ty! the licorice-flavored spice in this dish was indeed dried tarragon leaves, not fennel. this further explains why there was no old tin of fennel knocking about in the recesses of my spice cabinet, and why an ancient, barely used jar of tarragon leaves did turn up there. i had totally forgotten about tarragon being an anise flavored spice, too.
oh, and now all the missing pieces are falling into place. whereas there are no fennel-chicken salad recipes listed online, one can find there a large number of tarragon-grape chicken ones. i didn't find the exact recipe i was looking for, but i didn't need to. the essence of this extraordinary dish lies in its magical flecks of green tarragon leaves sprinkled about....
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:27 PM   #14
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It takes a village to make a chicken salad...
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:35 PM   #15
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yes, pf, and we've got one helluva village here at dc.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:32 PM   #16
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Yay!
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Is it possible the recipe used dried tarragon instead of fennel? It has that licorice flavor, too.
I never notice a licorice flavor with tarragon. I love the way it enhances chicken salad.

My chicken salad is really simple adding grated hard boiled eggs, tarragon and mayo.
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I never notice a licorice flavor with tarragon. I love the way it enhances chicken salad.

My chicken salad is really simple adding grated hard boiled eggs, tarragon and mayo.

would you please share your recipe with us, zee?
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would you please share your recipe with us, zee?

That is the recipe.
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Z doesn't measure anything...I don't think she even owns measuring cups or spoons.
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