Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Safaa

Safaa
as learned from Samila at Villa Gonatouki in Essouira, Morocco February 2014
J. Accola

1 whole chicken
olive oil
angel hair pasta, one pound
1 cup of golden raisins
1 cup of almonds
1 red onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 cup cilantro
1 cup parsley
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground tumeric
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
pinch of saffron
powdered sugar and cinnamon to garnish

Pasta:
Prepare angel hair pasta by breaking up into 1in. Pcs.
Drizzle pasta with olive oil
Prepare steam bath
Set noodles over steam and cover.
Steam for about 10-12 min.
Remove, sprinkle with salt mix and return to steamer for another 12”
Remove and add golden raisins
Sprinkle with water, mix and put back on steamer another 12” or until soft.

Chicken and Veggies:
Cut up chicken and remove skin and any excess fat.
Saute in olive oil: red onion, garlic, chopped cilantro and parsley
Sprinkle with spices: ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, tumeric, salt
Add chicken pieces and cook until well cooked. Add broth with saffron added.

Almonds:
Use toasted almonds or: boil raw almonds and remove skins. Toast in oil, dry on paper towel. Chop.

Remove chicken from bone, add back to chicken onion broth. Top noodles with mixture.. Pour excess broth over all. Top with almonds. Garnish with ground cinnamon and suger along edge of dish.

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