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- 1 large chicken, jointedand the parson's nose removed
- 2 tablespoons Belazu olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- a good pinch of chilli powder or teaspoons Belazu Rose Harissa (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon saffron powder
- 500g shelled garden peas
- 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 Belazu preserved lemon or more, cut into pieces
- a dozen green olives
- Put the meat in a large pot with the oil, onion, salt and pepper, ginger and saffron. Cover with water and cook, covered, for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the meat is very tender and properly cooked, adding water to keep it covered in its sauce.
- Add the peas, tomatoes, preserved lemon and olives and cook uncovered a few minutes longer, until the peas are tender and the sauce reduced. Serve.
(Tamarind & Saffron by Claudia Roden)
There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.
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- Get chicken pieces the economical way, joint the chicken yourself
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