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fesenjan stew; the brown jewel dish

 FESENJAN STEW

Dive into Persian deliciousness! Fesenjan stew is a wonderful Persian concoction made with chicken, pomegranates and walnuts served with rice for a perfect meal with bold flavors!

Fesenjan is a Persian stew made with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and a kind of protein. It’s a traditional dish that is pretty simple to make. Like ghormeh sabzi and gheimeh, this food is also served with Persian rice. I would love to serve a Persian appetizer platter before the meal starts to warm up the appetite.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

The flavor of this stew varies from sour to sweet, depending on the pomegranate molasses sweetness or the addition of sugar. Furthermore, some people add sugar to this food but some don’t, it really depends on how sweet you like it to be. Iranians usually have it sweet and sour leaning more towards sourness.

FESENJAN IS MADE WITH DIFFERENT PROTEINS

Fesenjan can also be made with different proteins. In the north of Iran, people make this recipe with duck and in some other cities they make this food with meatballs. If you prefer to make it vegetarian, just go ahead and leave out the meat. The secret and beauty of this dish is only in the sauce. As long as you have it’s sauce right, you’re all good to go! But if you would like to add a vegetarian protein to it, tofu would be a practical choice.

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