Date syrup - How do Sephardi cooks use this?
I have an unopened jar of date syrup. ( The other jar I bought for Pesach was eaten with matzo brei and fritters. wonderful stuff.)
I'm pretty sure there must be Sephardi recipes that take advantage of this ingredient. Anyone know any such?
Not Sephardi, but I have made the following recipe, which I modified a bit from the way I found it on the blog Got No Milk. It doesn't call for the date syrup, but I substituted it for the pomegranate molasses, which I couldn't find.
Pomegranate and Pistachio Israeli Couscous with Grilled Chicken
1 1/4 cups Israeli couscous (or regular)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup pistachios (chopped)
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 grilled boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
Cook couscous according to package instructions. When done, fluff with a fork and add the remaining ingredients. Pour on vinaigrette and mix in gently. Makes 4 servings.
Vinaigrette (makes 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper
If you Google "silan recipes" or "date syrup uses" you'll get quite a few hits. I can't vouch for any of them but I'm wondering if I shouldn't give a few a try.