I am looking for recipes for the artichoke dip, Cajun chicken pasta and chicken salad from Einstein’s. They were the best items they had on the menu circa 1990s, but they’re no longer available. Any help you can provide in getting these recipes would be appreciated. — John Alvarado, Atlanta
Ken Storr of Metrotainment Cafes, owners of Einstein’s as well as eight other restaurant concepts including Guaco Joe’s, Hudson Grille, Joe’s on Juniper and Sugar Shack, dug way back into the files to find the recipe for their Cajun Chicken Pasta, a dish that is no longer on the menu. We published the artichoke dip recipe back in August, and the chicken salad recipe is sadly now lost to history.
Back in the day when the restaurant served this dish, they made the Cajun Cream Sauce in batches of about six gallons and each serving included 8 ounces of pasta. We’ve scaled down the sauce and turned that one serving of Cajun Chicken into two.
Vegetable base can generally be found in the soup aisle of your grocery store. Chili garlic sauce is generally on the shelves with other hot sauces.
From the menu of … Einstein’s, 1077 Juniper St., Atlanta. 404-876-7925, www.einsteinsatlanta.com
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