Friday, April 18, 2008

Moroccan Magic

Another recipe now from February's Delicious magazine - in this case from a selection of pulse/grain recipes from Bill Granger. I had this on the table less that 20 mins after arriving home last week and it offers a great alternative to the ubiquitous midweek pasta. I had somehow up to now missed out on Bill Granger but after this dinner The Doc went and bought me two of his books 'Holiday' and 'Every Day', so expect a lot of his recipes in the weeks to come!

Harissa Chicken with Bulgur Wheat, Pine Nut and Parsley Pilaf
6 chicken breasts
3 tbsp harissa
2 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
40g pine nuts
375g bulgur wheat
600ml chicken stock - hot
80g sultanas
  • Put a few slashes in the chicken and place in a bowl to mariande with the harissa and half the olive oil
  • Warm the rest of the oil and cook the onion until soft
  • Add the ginger, allspice, cinnamon and pine nuts and cook on a medium heat for 10 mins (I like to add 1-2 tbsp water to stop the dried spices sticking to the pan and burning
  • Add bulghur wheat to the onion mix and cook for about a minute
  • Remove from the heat and add the stock and sultanas, cover and set aside for 10 minutes until all the stock has been absorbed
  • Meanwhile heat a frying pan and cook chicken until golden
  • Stir parsley into bulgur and season


Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

Ah it's great that someone else has joined in the Bill Granger phenomenon!! He's just the business and makes the nicest simplest recipes, dying to see what ones you make!!!

We've has this and it's gorgeous aswell, the chicken flavour was SO good!!!

jen said...

I've taken a couple of Bill's books out of the library and have always been impressed with the recipes.

Will have to try this one out. It looks good and it's quick to make - fantastic!

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

Kate, you ok you haven't been around in a while. Hope everythings ok girl

Kate said...

Hey Rachel,

Thanks for thinking of me - as you can see from the post above I just got a bit carried away with the whole wedding organising. I'm back in the blogging world now!!