Yield: 4 Servings
|\N 2||cloves garlic -- crushed|
|\N 4||6-oz chicken breast halves|
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6 lg carrots -- thinly sliced
2½ TB olive oil
⅔ c chopped white onion
1 TB fresh ginger root -- minced 2 TB fresh lemon juice
2 c water
½ ts cumin seed
2 TB chopped fresh parsley
: Salt and pepper
: -boneless (about 6 oz each) Fill a saucepan three-fourths full with water and bring to a boil. Add two-thirds of the carrots and return to a boil. Cook the carrots until they are tender when pierced with a knife about 5 minutes.
Drain and set aside.
In a saute pan over medium-high heat, Warm 1 ½ tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add the ginger and sautefor 1 minute longer. Then add the remaining carrots and stir for 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice, water and cumin seeds and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the carrots are tender, 5-7 minutes.
Pour the contents of the saute pan into a food processor fitted with a metal blade or a blender and process or blend on high speed until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
Pour the sauce through a fine mesh sieve back into the saute pan. Add the reserved boiled carrots and the parsley and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and keep warm while you cook the chicken.
In a large saute pan over high heat, warm the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Rub salt and pepper to taste onto both sides of the chicken breasts. Add the chicken to the hot pan, skin side down, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook the chicken, turning it occasionally, until opaque throughout when pierce with a knife, 12-15 minutes.
Transfer the chicken breasts to the carrot-cumin broth, turning to coat them completely.
To serve, transfer the chicken breasts to warmed shallow bowls and spoon the carrot-cumin broth over the tops.
Gerald Hirigoyen (1995). Bistro: Best of Casual French Cooking.
Sunset Books, CA. Part of a series: Casual Cuisines of the World.
[Mastercook 16 Oc 96: Submitted by PATh: 375cals/22g fat] Recipe By : Gerald Hirigoyen, Bistro (1995) ~0700 (