11 December 2011

Persian style, sour orange pomegranate roasted chicken thighs

 Persian folks love their food sour! Being a Persian, here, I roast my chicken with sour orange and preserved lemon. I also use pomegranate juice and crushed walnuts. All these ingredients are very common in Persian cooking. However, this dish is not a traditional one, being seen around on a regular basis!. It only was inspired by Persian ingredients.



Ingredients:
1/2 cup of freshly quizzed  pomegranate juice
1/4 cup sour orange juice
4 chicken thighs
2 small white onions
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of walnuts
half a preserved lemon
2 TBSP brown sugar
salt and pepper to season



I juiced pomegranate seed using a colander and back of my mug


Then added the juice of sour orange

reduced to half a cup. Set a side to cool


I blended, onions, garlic cloves, walnuts and preserved lemon slices

No extra water is needed. That is it will look like

Then added the reduction and seasoned with salt and pepper  

Great color!

I added the chicken and marinated for two hours.

I let thighs to temper for an hour at room temperature.
Preheat the oven on 350F(180C). Cook for around 35 minutes. Turn off the oven and turn on the broiler. Broil for 5 minutes.

5 comments:

Sepideh Bedroud said...

This looks and sounds amazing. Ca't wait to try it, thank you. But where does one find lemon preserves?

Sepideh Bedroud said...

This looks and sounds amazing. Ca't wait to try it, thank you. But where does one find lemon preserves?

Doozel said...

The recipe for them is here:
http://www.shamshiricafe.com/2011/11/blog-post_19.html

Doozel said...

دستور فارسی هم در این لینک
http://www.shamshiricafe.com/2011/12/blog-post_11.html

Sepideh Bedroud said...

Merci Aghaye Doozel. Your recipes are not just tasty, they're also fun to read :)) Thank you!!!