Smoked Chicken


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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Unique — Meal: Easy, Cold

Szechwan is famous for its camphor-smoked ducks. Most Szechwanese dishes are too highly spiced for formal occasions, but camphor-smoked ducks — whose flesh is dark red and tastes like ham — have become part of the national haute cuisine. Like most banquet dishes, they are not made at home; camphor chips aren’t available in America anyhow. Mrs. Chiang’s mother smoked duck and chicken in other ways; her favorite recipe uses an aromati