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Chicken (Or Lamb) In Pomegranate Sauce (Khoresht-E Fesenjan

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Onions - chopped or sliced (large)
5 teaspoons 25mlButter
1 teaspoon 5mlFryer chicken or 5 whole chicken breasts (large)
1   Beef bouillon or consomme
1 cup 237mlWater
2 1/2 cups 592mlFinely ground walnuts
4 1/2 teaspoons 22mlPomegranate syrup - (substitute sour cranberry
2 1/2 teaspoons 12mlSugar
2 1/2 teaspoons 12mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSaffron - (or turmeric)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCinnamon
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlNutmeg
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlPepper
2 teaspoons 10mlLemon juice

Recipe Instructions

Saute the onions in 2 tbsp. of the butter until golden brown. Remove from the pan. Add 3 more tbsp. of butter and saute the chicken pieces until light brown. Add the bouillon and sauteed onions. cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Cook and bone.

Prepare the sauce by stirring the water into the ground walnuts. Stir in the pomegranate syrup and sugar, and simmer gently over a low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Combine the cooked, boned chicken and most of its drippings with the walnut sauce; add the seasonings and the lemon juice; cover and simmer gently for another hour. Adjust the seasonings by adding a little sugar if too sour, or more pomegranate syrup if too sweet. The chicken pieces should be coated with a rich, dark, sweet-sour sauce; there should be plenty of thick sauce. Serve with rice.

Carol Miller-Tutzauer


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