great recipe for chopped figs , spinach and saffron, chicken

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great recipe for chopped figs , spinach and saffron, chicken

Post by charley48 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:32 pm

After bringing back the lovely Turkish Figs, dried, i wanted to find a recipe to use them, This is a winner, enjoy
Chicken Breasts stuffed with figs and spinach
> 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
> 4 Tbl. Sesame oil
> !/2 C. dried figs, chopped
> 1Tbl. Saffron threads
> 1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
> 1 med. Onion, finely chopped
> 2 Tsp. cayenne pepper (I like it hot and thought 1 was plenty)
> 1 Lb. fresh spinach, washed, dried.
> Salt to taste
> 2Tsp. Minced garlic
> 2Tsp minced fresh ginger
> 1 C. Tomato sauce
> 12 C. heavy cream
> 2 Tbl. Fresh chopped cilantro
> Pound the chicken breasts flat, because you are going to stuff them and
> roll
> them. Heat 2 Tbl. Sesame oil in a large frying pan over med. Heat. Add
> figs,
> saffron and stir for 2 minutes until figs plump up with color. Add cumin
> seeds and onions. Stir fry till golden brown about 3-4 min. Mix in spinach
> and toss for 2-3 min. until wilted. Stir in cayenne and salt. Spread
> stuffing over each breast and roll. Heat 2 Tbl. Sesame oil over med. Heat
> and add the garlic and ginger. Cook until golden brown 2-3 min. Add cream
> and tomato sauce and cook until thick. Arrange breasts and pour over the
> sauce. Bake in 350 deg. Oven for around 45 min. basting with the sauce.
> Cut
> on a diagonal

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Post by carrie » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:54 pm

Thanks for this recipe charley48!!!!!!

Here is some interesting facts about Saffron;

In the region surrounding Safranbolu, a city that took its name from saffron. I was surprized to learn about the cultivating and the extremely high price of this rare product.

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