persian apricot-chicken rice with cucumber-mint yoghurt

{persian apricot-chicken rice with cucumber-mint yoghurt} via chevrons & éclairs
{persian apricot-chicken rice with cucumber-mint yoghurt} via chevrons & éclairs {persian apricot-chicken rice with cucumber-mint yoghurt} via chevrons & éclairs

sweet, savory & everything in between

One of the things I’ve realized since moving into my new flat is the change in my cooking patterns. Like a drastic change. I’ve been creating dishes that are multidimensional, working with unique ingredients, and implementing dynamic flavor palettes. It’s a culinary surprise to see such distinct ingredients working together and creating aromas and flavors. What I love about the UK is that only seasonal fruits and vegetables are available and thus you are pushed to try new things. These gastronomic rendezvous started when I visited my local super market with a big appetite sans shopping list. I started picking up a fruit here, vegetable there, some creme fraiche, then fresh horseradish. A puzzle of a basket that birthed a new dish…

One of my many experiments, though I promise not all turned out similarly, came out beautifully. The marriage between the sweetness of dried fruits and the nuttiness from cashews and the texture juxtaposition with rice and crispy caramelized shallots-it was a marriage of all things beautiful in one dish.

 

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