• Tunisian Spiced Chicken Skewers with Pomegranate Dressing

    Ingredients

    CHICKEN SKEWERS

    Yields 4 portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Canola oil
      2 Tbsp.
    • Lemon juice
      2 Tbsp.
    • Garlic cloves, minced
      2
    • Fresh ginger, minced
      1 tsp.
    • Paprika
      1 Tbsp.
    • Coriander seeds, ground
      1 Tbsp.
    • Caraway seeds
      1 tsp.
    • Red hot pepper, ground
      ¼ tsp.
    • Curry powder
      ¼ tsp.
    • Cayenne or chili flakes
      ¼ tsp.
    • Black pepper, freshly ground
      ½ tsp.
    • Chicken breast, cut 1 x 2 x ¼ inch
      1 lb.

    POMEGRANATE DRESSING

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Shallot, minced
      1 Tbsp.
    • White wine vinegar
      2 Tbsp.
    • Pomegranate juice
      ¼ cup
    • Pomegranate molasses
      1 Tbsp.
    • Lemon juice
      1 Tbsp.
    • Orange zest
      2 tsp.
    • Canola oil
      6 Tbsp.
    • Salt and pepper
      to taste
    • Arugula
      1 cup
    • Dates, ¼ inch slices
      ¼ cup
    • Apples, ½ inch dice
      2
    • Salt
      to taste

    Method

    1. For the Dressing: Combine the shallots and vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes Add the pomegranate juice and molasses, lemon juice, and orange zest. Whisk in the canola oil. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
    2. For the Skewers: Mix all ingredients thoroughly and coat the meat well with the mixture. Marinate at least 2 hours before grilling. Skewer chicken.
    3. Grill over medium-high heat until the juices run clear.
    4. Place the arugula in a bowl and add the dates, apples and salt. Add enough of the dressing to lightly coat. Place on a plate with 2 to 4 skewers of chicken. Drizzle some of remaining dressing around the plate.