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Chicken in Pistachio Sauce (Pista Murg)

Persian and Indian trade saw the introduction of these Kermit the frog colored nutty pistachios into Indian cuisine. Korma is to braise meat in fat. You will usually find that Korma is either red curry color, or white, but in this unique dish, I make korma with pistachios and that gives it a unique green color. Found in recipe books dating 1700 AD, this is an old recipe. Ingredients   Chicken Marinade: 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped in 2-inch cubes 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced 1 Tablespoon jalapeno, minced 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon of sea salt 4 Tablespoons ghee   Pistachio Sauce: 1/2 cup white onion, roughly chopped 1/2 cup heavy whipping...

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Orange and Star Anise Rice (Shirin Polo)

When Persia traded with India in 1700-1800 AD, this recipe became part of Indian cuisine. The influence of Persia can be seen in this recipe with the addition of almonds and pistachios, whereas spices and white basmati rice from India found a place in this delectable dish! Ingredients 1 Tablespoon ghee 1/2 cup grated carrots 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup golden/green raisins 1/4 cup chopped pistachios 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/8th teaspoon ground star anise OR saffron 1 orange, zested and juiced 2 cups cooked white basmati rice 4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro   Instructions In a non-stick pan over medium heat, melt ghee. Add carrots, sea salt, almonds, raisins, pistachios, sugar, and star anise. Saute...

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Valentine's Day - Saffron Creme Brulee

  A French classic dessert, Creme brulee translates to ‘burnt cream’ and is a custard topped with caramelized sugar. Although traditionally, it is made with vanilla bean, I enjoy various versions of creme brulee, and one of my versions includes infusing creme brulee with the warm scented flavor of saffron, and a hint of cardamom.. The first time I had this creme brulee, it was at Taj hotel in Mumbai, India. I have always been a fan of creme brulee, and this was an interesting twist. As time does its magic, the deep golden color of saffron beautifully infuses into the creme brulee. Saffron is a warm spice, and is an aphrodisiac, so this is a perfect recipe for your...

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Lamb Two Ways for Weeknight Cooking and Holiday Entertaining

I had the pleasure of visiting the Great Day Washington kitchen again with Lamb Two Ways. Both dishes are perfect for the cold weather headed our way and any holiday entertaining for the upcoming season.

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Spicy Shrimp

Ingredients 1 lb shrimp (16-20 count), peeled, deveined and raw, tail-on preferably Marinade: 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 Tablespoon peeled and grated ginger 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 Tablespoons sweet paprika 1 cup semolina   Instructions In a mixing bowl, apply lemon juice, salt and turmeric to shrimp and set aside for 10 minutes. Add ginger, cilantro, black pepper and paprika. Mix well and make sure that all shrimp pieces get rubbed with the spices. Set aside. Pre-heat grill, once the grill is hot, place the shrimp pieces on the grill (3 minutes on each side) and grill. Serve with lemon wedges. OPTIONAL: You can coat...

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