Celery and Mint Khoresh

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Celery and Mint Khoresh

Khoreshes are a sort of stir-fried stew that are common in Persian cuisine. The ingredients vary from season to season and are treated with care. No over cooked soggy vegetables in these dishes. Everything is cooked to highlight bright flavor.

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  • 4-6 dozen ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast or turkey breast, cut into large dice
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 celery ribs, cut into 1 inch segments
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 2 cups chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

Preparation

1  Place a large sauté pan, lightly coated with olive oil, over medium heat. Sauté the onion until it is golden brown and caramelized (about 10 minutes). Add the chicken, garlic and celery and continue to cook until the chicken is golden brown (about 5 minutes).
2 Add the chicken stock, lime juice and saffron to the pan. Lower the heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the celery has softened. Add the fresh herbs and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt, freshly cracked pepper and lime juice.
3 Serve with saffron rice and garnish with additional parsley, mint, pomegranate molasses drizzled over the top, thinly sliced limes .

*Saffron adds a wonderful exotic flavor, it will still be delcious if you want to leave it out.

Special instructions

Khoreshes are a sort of stir-fried stew that are common in Persian cuisine. The ingredients vary from season to season and are treated with care. No over cooked soggy vegetables in these dishes. Everything is cooked to highlight bright flavor.

Source:

http://www.cheflauraskosher.com/