i'm going to iron chef yo' ass!

Sometimes it's because we have nothing better to do. Most times, it's just a ton of fun to get together and cook up a storm.

Today, IronChefBBQ vs. IronChefPaprika, in a rematch 10 years in the making.

Secret ingredient... pomegranates...

Pomegranate Stew with Chicken (Khoresh Fesenjan)*

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
2 tablespoons sugar

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.

"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. Enjoy! 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."

Original recipe yield: 6 servings

COOK TIME 2 Hrs 30 Min
READY IN 2 Hrs 45 Min

*recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com

1 comment:

hannahthomas1235 said...

Wow, I never thought to use poms in this way! Fabulous!