Chicken braised with pomegranate

Khoresh-e nārdoon

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Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

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Please don’t confuse this with fesenjan or fesenjoon, the famous Iranian chicken with pomegranate molasses and a hefty amount of ground walnuts that has been celebrated a lot recently in Western media. You see, fesenjan, like so many other Iranian stew (khoresh) recipes, is a ‘mould’ that you can fill with almost any ingredient. In fesenjan, just like Circassian chicken, the defining characteristic is the abundant use of