Bird of Paradise Salad
“This exotic Hawaiian hybrid makes a festive appearance at a luncheon. ”
Split a fresh pineapple in two lengthwise. Scoop out the centers, discarding the core. Chop the remainder, keeping enough to form a bird’s head. Fill with mixed fruits or fruited chicken salad.
Mama’s Curried Chicken Salad
1 cup diced cooked chicken
2 diced apples
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cashew pieces
1/2 cup halved grapes (green and red look nice)
Mix together all ingredients except grapes.
Fill the hollow in the bird’s back with the chicken mixture. Attach the pineapple head with a countersunk toothpick. Use grapes to “feather” the back of the bird. Use cloves, pomegranate seeds, or grape pieces as eyes.