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pomegranate molasses

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lapinrose, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I did a search but couldn't find the thread, here's a recipe.

    Musakhan recipe:

    Cooked chicken 500g (boiled or roasted)
    Three onions
    Olive oil 1/2 cup
    Sumac 4 tbsp
    Pomegranate Molasses 1 tbsp (my own addition, optional)
    Pine nuts 30g
    Saj bread
    Salt

    Heat the oven to 200 degrees.

    Start
    by frying the pine nuts until golden in the olive oil. Be very careful
    as pine nuts burn very quickly. Remove from the oil when ready.

    Slice
    the onions thinly and fry on medium heat until they go translucent.
    Shred the chicken and add with the sumac, pomegranate molasses and the
    rest of the olive oil (keep some to brush the bread with at the end) to
    the pot. Taste and add salt as required. Remove from the heat.

    Cut
    the saj bread into 20cm (8inch) squares. Spoon 3-4spoonfuls of the
    chicken mixture into the centre of the bread. Fold three corners in and
    roll the bread into a spring roll shaped pies (see below).

    Arrange the rolls in a roasting tin. Brush generously with olive oil and back until golden brown.

    [​IMG]
    That's a Syrian recipe btw, the one I had in Jordan and the original Palestinian one are more like a pizza.

    http://syrianfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-hundred-and-one-mezze-27-musakhan.html
     
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I did a search but couldn't find the thread, here's a recipe.

    Musakhan recipe:

    Cooked chicken 500g (boiled or roasted)
    Three onions
    Olive oil 1/2 cup
    Sumac 4 tbsp
    Pomegranate Molasses 1 tbsp (my own addition, optional)
    Pine nuts 30g
    Saj bread
    Salt

    Heat the oven to 200 degrees.

    Start
    by frying the pine nuts until golden in the olive oil. Be very careful
    as pine nuts burn very quickly. Remove from the oil when ready.

    Slice
    the onions thinly and fry on medium heat until they go translucent.
    Shred the chicken and add with the sumac, pomegranate molasses and the
    rest of the olive oil (keep some to brush the bread with at the end) to
    the pot. Taste and add salt as required. Remove from the heat.

    Cut
    the saj bread into 20cm (8inch) squares. Spoon 3-4spoonfuls of the
    chicken mixture into the centre of the bread. Fold three corners in and
    roll the bread into a spring roll shaped pies (see below).

    Arrange the rolls in a roasting tin. Brush generously with olive oil and back until golden brown.

    [​IMG]
    That's a Syrian recipe btw, the one I had in Jordan and the original Palestinian one are more like a pizza.

    http://syrianfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-hundred-and-one-mezze-27-musakhan.html
     
  3. That looks good lapin, the only problem might be getting hold of the saj bread. Do you have any suggestions for an alternative?
     
  4. I don't know about taste, but for texture and foldability it looks as though mountain bread would do the job.
     
  5. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Any soft wrap bread would do or do it like I had in Jordan, a round of bread dough with olive oil and za'atar on, baked then topped with the sumac chicken and pine nuts.
     
  6. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Cosmos, next time you're visiting your friend in Southampton - they sell a range of breads and a few that look very much like the saj bread in lapin's pictures in the International Food Store on Portswood High Street. [​IMG]
    Although, I apologise in advance if you end up spending a small fortune on there. It's very hard not to!
     
  7. I could easily do the bread dough, that sounds delicious. Nick, thank you for the info - I feel a visit to Southampton coming on..........
     

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