You know you are a special guest when your host serves you Fesenjan. It’s a real treat, as it takes longer than most dishes to prepare. Fesenjan or Fesenjoon is an Iranian dish which has originated in the Northern part of Iran and has spread its way through cities all over Iran and has found its way through the hearts of many around the world.
Traditionally, it was made with wild duck and scattered with small lamb meatballs. Nowadays it’s a Walnut Pomegranate Stew with chicken which is served with rice.
The flavor of this stew varies from sour to sweet, depending on the pomegranate molasses sweetness or the addition of sugar.
while boiling the walnuts produces a wonderfully rich and deep-coloured oil at the top of the pan. Pomegranates are a staple item in Persian kitchens and this dish certainly doesn’t disappoint with its generous use of pomegranate sauce.