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chicken/pork + apricot preserves + dijon + which herbs/spices?

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phoenikia Sep 27, 2010 02:06 PM

Do you add any other herbs/spices? I've seen some online recipes calling for paprika, garlic, cayenne, rosemary, and/or ginger.

Tonight, I'll be making chicken thighs with apricot jam, whole grain dijon, white wine and fresh minced ginger.

Curious to hear which herbs/spices CHs have liked the best with this combination.

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    tall sarah Sep 27, 2010 02:24 PM

    If you are set on using ginger, I think garlic would be nice. If no ginger, rosemary. Those are my preferences. I imagine you'll hear lots of opinions.

    If you add roasted potatoes or squash to the dinner plate, those can be seasoned with rosemary & the flavors would complement nicely. Add some sauteed greens like collard (quick saute with garlic & red pepper flakes, finished with squeeze of lemon).

    Makes me wish I had some pork or poultry defrosted so I could do the same dinner!

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      phoenikia Sep 27, 2010 02:31 PM

      Thanks tall sarah! Will make roasted rosemary potatoes tonight ;-)

    2. OnBlank Sep 27, 2010 02:36 PM

      Sage should be a good addition here. If you have it fresh, I'd do a sage chiffonade and sprinkle it over the top of your dish at the end. You could also fry it (gently) until crispy in butter and sprinkle over the top for a nice delicate herb-y crunch. Sage works so well with chicken or pork anyways, and works like a dream with sweeter tastes like roasted butternut squash. Good luck!

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        phoenikia Sep 27, 2010 06:17 PM

        Hadn't thought of using sage. Thanks for the idea- will have to try it one of these days.

      2. alkapal Sep 27, 2010 06:00 PM

        thyme & garlic are what i would use. oops, i see you added ginger, taking it in an asian direction. i wouldn't use the ginger with the thyme.

        i'd try a combo of green onion with your gingery combo.... maybe sesame seeds and jalapeño, too. cilantro on top.

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          phoenikia Sep 27, 2010 06:16 PM

          thanks alkapal! Will try thyme next time!

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            alkapal Sep 27, 2010 06:22 PM

            omitting ginger, a little cumin would be good with your preserves, dijon and garlic, too.

            your recipe (sans ginger) would be good with that jezebel sauce so popular around the holidays. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

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