Chicken"Sweet Caress From The Sahara"

. June 24, 2007

This stunning recipe with vibrant colors is adapted from Fatema Hal.She owns an authentic Maroccan restaurant in my neighborhood "La Mansouria"opened in 1984.
Ingredients for 6:
-6 pieces of chicken farmed raised
-3 onions
-2 ts olive oil
-1 ts of ginger
-1 ts rose water
-1/2 saffron(JM Thiercelin)
- fresh cilantro
- 20 dates
In a large cast iron skillet(I used a wok),heat olive oil.Brown chicken pieces lightly.Remove from pan and reserve.
Cook gently onion slices until caramelized.Add pieces of chicken with salt,saffron,ginger,grounded pepper,Add 1/4 cup of water and rose water and simmer gently for 40 min.10 minutes before serving, add dates.Serve with couscous and freshly chopped cilantro.


Gabriella said...

Dear ChezMyrtille, your chicken sweet caress from the Sahara sounds and looks so good. I especially love the name. I have gone through many of your posts and am thinking to myself Geez Louise, all my favorite foods. This is my first visit to your site and it's exceptional. Well organized, well written and great clear pictures. I shall enjoy returning for a bite of more. Thank you for sharing,
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steve mirsky said...

Love Morrocan food and am saving some of these delicious recipes for times when I need a break from eating out at my usual local joints. Also like the fact that this recipe is straightforward for the kitchen challenged such as myself :)


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