Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Chicken Salad with Necatrines

This is the first recipe I made out of the Chocolate & Zucchini book. Okay, so I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but I used the basic components from the book and adapted it to my tastes. I added honey to my balsamic vinaigrette, opted for cashews instead of hazelnuts (because that is what I had on hand), and I used nectarines instead of the suggested peaches. I also added a shaving of Parmesan cheese just because, well, I love cheese! Again, it's what I had in the fridge, so that is what I used. But if I had to do it all over again, I would love to try this recipe with roast duck. Maybe make the vinaigrette with more of a citrus zip, and maybe a little spicy heat as well to counteract the richness of the duck. HALT! Now I'm thinking a sandwich version with beef and a creamy blue cheese. Or keep the chicken and maybe do a soft cheese like brie. Okay, I've got to stop with that. Just goes to show what a successful recipe Clotilde has come up with for her book.

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