Yes, I know, it's a bit confusing...all to do with Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne and her official crowning, but hey, she has 2 birthdays so why not 2 anniversaries? Any excuse for a right royal knees up.
Horlicks, another fine upstanding British institution are joining in the celebrations and have cooked up some special recipes to mark the occasion.
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Check out the website where you will find such delights as Crown Roast of Lamb and Toasted Oats and Raspberry Ice Cream.
I'm going to share with you their special Coronation Chicken Salad with Mango - a new take on the dish invented by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume for the official banquet in 1953.
This is a great recipe to use up leftover chicken after a Sunday roast, and is perfect for lunch boxes and picnics or as a sandwich filler.
Ingredients (serves 4)
375-400g cooked chicken
1/2 mango, peeled and diced
For the dressing:
4 tsp Horlicks
2 tsp Curry Paste
6 Tbsp Mayonnaise or Greek Yoghurt
1/2 mango, peeled and cubed,
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Please all the dressing ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth.
Pour the dressing into a bowl.
Shred the cooked chicken and add it to the dressing and mix gently to combine.
Place the shredded lettuce onto a serving plate and add the chicken. Garnish with sliced mango.
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