MUSAKHAN



Ingredients: 

  1. 2 big round Tanour bread*
  2. 2 chickens
  3. 4 onions
  4. 1 tsp 7 spices
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp black pepper
  7. 1 tsp cardamom
  8. ½ tsp cinnamon
  9. ½ tsp safflower
  10. ¼ tsp cloves
  11. ¼ tsp nutmeg
  12. ¼ cup sumac
  13. ½ tsp cumin for the onions
  14. 1 head of garlic
  15. 1 lemon
  16. ½ cup olive oil with onions
  17. 1/3 cup corn oil with onions
  18. 1/3 cup corn oil with the chicken
  19. ¼ cup almonds

Cooking instructions: 

  1. Cut the chicken into 4 pieces each
  2. Soak chicken in water with salt & vinegar for about 30min
  3. Wash chicken and drain
  4. Peel the garlic and mash them
  5. Mix all the spices together
  6. Coat each piece of chicken with the mashed garlic
  7. Coat each piece of chicken with the spices mix
  8. Squeeze the lemon over the chicken
  9. Put the rest of spices on the side
  10. Peel the onions and slice them
  11. Put ½ cup of olive oil with 1/3 cup of corn oil in a pot
  12. Add 3 onions and sauté them
  13. Add the ½ tsp of cumin with the rest of spices over the onions
  14. Cook the onions until they are lightly golden or browned
  15. In another pot, put 1/3 cup of corn oil and add the chicken
  16. Cook the chicken until it is well done
  17. Place the chicken in an oven tray and broil them until they are golden red


Plating the dish: 

  1. Cut the Tanour bread into 8 slices each
  2. Dip each piece of bread into the chicken broth and then place on a round tray
  3. Drizzle each piece of bread with the sautéed onions
  4. Sprinkle sumac over it
  5. Add the chicken over the bread
  6. Garnish with sumac and toasted almonds

This recipe is proposed by: http://stitchingcuisines.com/musakhan/




About somagh, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumac and http://www.summagallicana.it/lessico/s/sommacco.htm 


Musakhan can also be made in rolls. See: http://www.clubnoor.com/en/recipe/levantine/musakhan-rolls 

 

*****