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Old 10-20-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Persian Chicken

Ok it's not the prettiest looking dish but it was different and tasty and besides I was able to use the bottle of pomegranate molasses I had in the cupboard ....

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Oh, I dunno, GQ, looks pretty good to me! Hmm, pomegranate molasses? Never heard of it.
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Ok it's not the prettiest looking dish but it was different and tasty and besides I was able to use the bottle of pomegranate molasses I had in the cupboard ....

Ooh! Looks good. Recipe please Gravy Queen! I have a bottle of pomegranate molasses wasting away in my cupboard too!
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I'd say it looks mighty pleasing.
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Yes, recipe please! Pomegranate molasses must be a UK thing.
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Yes, recipe please! Pomegranate molasses must be a UK thing.
I just had a look at the bottle DL. It's mostly covered in what appears to be Arabic, but there is one line of ingredients in English, which just says "Concentrated pomegranate juice, sugar, citric acid".

Not much more I can tell you about it! Oh, well apart from the fact that it is a thick, syrupy consistency and quite rich and sweet.
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I just had a look at the bottle DL. It's mostly covered in what appears to be Arabic, but there is one line of ingredients in English, which just says "Concentrated pomegranate juice, sugar, citric acid".

Not much more I can tell you about it! Oh, well apart from the fact that it is a thick, syrupy consistency and quite rich and sweet.
Thanks Katy! I wonder if we could boil down PomWonder juice and get a reasonable facsimile. While one of the newer touted health foods, pomegranate juice is exhorbitantly expensive here.
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Thanks Katy! I wonder if we could boil down PomWonder juice and get a reasonable facsimile. While one of the newer touted health foods, pomegranate juice is exhorbitantly expensive here.
Pomegranates and juice are very expensive here too.

But the molasses aren't too bad considering it is concentrated:

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries/index.jsp

That link doesn't look like it is working but if not, here is what the description says: (It is 2.49 (about $4) for a bottle - but that would go a long way and juice is a lot more expensive).

"Premium product

Made in Lebanon

Pomegranate Syrup has a sweet-sour flavour and lush fruit aroma. In Middle Eastern cooking it is traditionally used as an ingredient in sauces, casseroles and marinades for barbequed meat, but in the West we've discovered all sorts of new uses for it! Try Pomegranate Syrup in salad dressings, on ice cream, as a mixer, in cocktails, to flavour tea or as a drink on its own (dilute to taste)."
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Ok it's not the prettiest looking dish but it was different and tasty and besides I was able to use the bottle of pomegranate molasses I had in the cupboard ....
pretty as a picture,just like the cookhow're you doing gravy?miss me?thought not!!
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Thanks Katy! I wonder if we could boil down PomWonder juice and get a reasonable facsimile. While one of the newer touted health foods, pomegranate juice is exhorbitantly expensive here.
You can get it here in the states at a middle eastern food specialty shop, if you're lucky enough to have one in your area.
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Thanks all, and Katy I will write the recipe up it's from the latest Goood Food mag , I forgot to mention the walnuts durr as it's a walnut and pomegranate stew that what makes it thick , the walnuts are ground finely .


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Thanks all, and Katy I will write the recipe up it's from the latest Goood Food mag , I forgot to mention the walnuts durr as it's a walnut and pomegranate stew that what makes it thick , the walnuts are ground finely .


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Just how it should be ..........
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Just how it should be ..........
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Thanks all, and Katy I will write the recipe up it's from the latest Goood Food mag , I forgot to mention the walnuts durr as it's a walnut and pomegranate stew that what makes it thick , the walnuts are ground finely .


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Ah, it's the "Rich Chicken and Walnut Stew (Khoreshteh Fesenjan)" on p72! I have to say, your pic looks nicer than the one in the mag! (Obviously no need to type out the recipe on my behalf, but of course if anybody else wants it....)

I'll do this on Sunday I think. (I assume it was pretty tasty? Would you make any changes to the recipe?)
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I guess GQ was happy with the recipe so my chicken thighs are defrosting as we speak.

Ollie is happy - he apparently knows that Pomegranates are a "super food" (Plus he loves chicken!)

(Personally, I was less than happy to pay 1.50 ($2.43) for a single Pomegranate!)
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Yes, recipe please! Pomegranate molasses must be a UK thing.
I have seen it in my supermarket. But it is a seasonal item. Only when they are processing the poms.
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Unfortunately, neither Ollie nor I liked this! I won't be making it again.

Ah well, you can't win them all!
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Unfortunately, neither Ollie nor I liked this! I won't be making it again.

Ah well, you can't win them all!
Oh no. Mucho bummer, Katy.
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A bummer indeed DL!
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