Feb 1, 2006

Favorite Dish

I didn't mention (in tagging post below) that one of my favorite dishes was Khoresht-e Fesenjaan. There's just so much that I like that it's hard to pick a top 3! So, I'm dedicating this post to this favorite dish of mine.

Pomegranate Stew with Chicken (Khoresh Fesenjan)

Chicken, onions, finely processed walnuts, and pomegranate juice are simmered to perfection. The sauce should be as thick as a good chili. Serve with saffron steamed basmati rice. If you prefer, substitute angelica powder for cardamom; instead of pomegranate juice, you can substitute 1/2 cup pomegranate paste diluted in 2 cups water.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Servings: 6

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds chicken legs, cut up
1 white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 pound walnuts, toasted and finely ground in a food processor
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken and onions in skillet, and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in pureed walnuts, salt, pomegranate juice, and cardamom. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. (If the sauce becomes too thick, stir in 1/4 cup warm water.) Mix in sugar, adjust seasoning, and simmer 30 minutes more.


Blogger Ms.Maegan said...

That sounds amazing.....

6:47 PM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

seriously, it is. I just wish my lazy ass would make it once in a while!

10:07 PM  
Blogger nehanda said...

sounds yummy.what's pomegrante?

10:20 PM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

pomegranate is the fruit that's in the photo in this post...it originates in Iran...I know they don't have it everywhere, but it's getting so trendy in the U.S. and Canada...so if you're from either of these countries, i'm pretty sure you'll bump into one at some grocery store.

11:20 PM  
Blogger brownfemipower said...

oooh, PQ, this sounds SO tasty...mmmm...

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm PQ you left out the most important aspect of Fesenjaan.. you know the fact that it looks like POO... but damn it tastes good. Looks are decieving.

Your little Sister

3:31 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

LOL! I was so gonna include that part but then decided not to...notice how there's isn't an actual photo of the dish on my post???!!

10:13 AM  
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