Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Smooth Egyptian Delight


Among our lively forums, please don't miss a long-running thread that can help spice up your kitchen! In smooth_pappa's Gastrodome not only will you find my original recipes, but also others that I have run across from time to time and recipes added by other players. Below is an unpublished recipe. It is just a sample of the treats that await you in the Gastrodome! The following dish is a homage to the style of cuisine you will find in Egypt.

You will need enough chicken breasts to feed the people you are cooking for, grapeseed or olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt, pepper, kalamata olives, garlic, onions, cooking sherry, cayenne (optional), mint (optional), seasame seeds (optional), cous-cous (preferably a garlic flavored one) and garam masala. You can make your own by making a mix of cardamom, cloves, coriander, and cumin in whatever levels suits your taste. Rub the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garam masala, and place them in a baking dish with oil, dash of lemon juice, and dash of soy sauce in the bottom of the pan. Cover it with aluminum foil, and roast at 275 degrees until the chicken is cooked through. When the chicken is cooked, chop kalamata olives, 2 cloves of garlic, and 1/2 onion. Sautee the mix in grapeseed oil and cooking sherry. Chop the chicken into chunks and add to the pan to sear. Add more sherry if necessary. Prepare the garlic cous-cous with lemon juice and a dash of cayenne. Top the cous-cous with chicken/olive/onion mix. Garnish with mint and sesame seeds.

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