Fesenjan (Duck Stewed Amongst Pomegranate As Well As Walnuts)

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Sorry for the delay, but if there’s anything that deserves the “better belatedly than never” tag, this duck fesenjan is it. H5N1 savory stew featuring duck, pomegranate, as well as walnuts, which is every chip equally exotic equally it sounds.

Keep inwards mind, I’m brand-new to Farsi food, thence this is exactly my interpretation of the ancient classic. I’m assuming similar nigh similar recipes, every household has their ain version, as well as this variety of affair tin survive obviously, as well as easily survive tailored to your tastes.

The ingredients are elementary as well as slow to manipulate. If you lot conduct keep problem finding pomegranate syrup, or pomegranate molasses equally it’s sometimes called, depository fiscal establishment jibe out the online retailers, but you lot tin genuinely build your own.

If you lot desire to try, check out this recipe from my friend Elise, from Simply Recipes. It takes an lx minutes or so, but its usefulness goes far beyond this duck recipe. By the way, if you’re non downward amongst Simply Recipes, you lot genuinely should be. Elise has an amazing collection of recipes. 

Regarding the duck, I similar to sear the meat inwards a pan, since you’ll teach faster as well as deeper browning. The high sides of a Dutch oven tin sometimes concur inwards wet as well as you lot won’t teach the same results. As long equally you lot deglaze the pan, goose egg is lost.

Other than that, it’s a really straightforward recipe. Just stew everything until the meat is tender, but non totally falling apart; thence trim down the sauce until equally thick as well as intensely flavored equally you lot want. I genuinely promise you lot laissez passer this Farsi duck stew a receive soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 8 to 10 Duck Legs or chicken leg quarters, seared inwards vegetable crude oil until browned
  • 1 tbsp reserved duck fat
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups diced xanthous onion
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 6 cups chicken broth, or to a greater extent than equally necessitate to arrange liquid levels
  • 1/4 loving cup honey
  • 2/3 loving cup pomegranate syrup aka molasses
  • 3 cups walnut halves, ground
  • salt as well as pepper to taste