Freekeh and pistachio tabouli with blistered cherry tomatoes and marocchino spiced chicken

IMG_1260

Recipe By: Donna Hay

Ingredients

Salad and Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

1 cup (160g) of cracked freekeh

2 cups (500ml) of water

400g of vine-ripened cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

sea salt and cracked black pepper

1/4 cup (60ml) of apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp of honey

1/3 cup (45g) of shelled pistachios, chopped

1/2 cup of mint leaves, finely chopped

1 cup of flat leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped

150g of sugar snap peas, blanched and halved

micro (baby) parsley to serve

Marrocan Spiced Chicken

1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp of marrocan spice

2 large chicken breasts

Method

Preheat the oven to 220℃ (425℉). Place the freekeh and water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, to cool. Place the tomatoes on an oven tray lined with non-stick baking paper, drizzle with half the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until blistered. Meanwhile, place the vinegar, honey, remaining oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the pistachio, mint, parsley, sugar snap peas, and dressing to the cooled freekah and toss to combine. To make the Marrocan Spiced Chicken, place the chicken, oil, and marrocan spice in a bowl, and mix to combine. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Slice while warm. Divide between plates and top with the tomatoes, chicken, and micro parsley to serve. Serves 4

+ Freekeh is a grain, similar to bulgar. It’s made from wheat, that is harvested when still green, then roasted and dried. It has a firm, chewy texture and a nutty, slightly smokey flavour.

One thought on “Freekeh and pistachio tabouli with blistered cherry tomatoes and marocchino spiced chicken

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s