Date syrup - How do Sephardi cooks use this?
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