What kind of dish is this?
This is an Iranian dish where chicken is marinated with lemon, saffron and onions and then grilled.
It is one of the many traditional Iran kababs.
※The dish is originally grilled over charcoal and is called “Jujeh kabab”.
※I added the word “tabei” because I made it in a frying pan.
The origin is unknown, but meat-skewered dishes have been around the world since ancient times.
The shortest history of the ingredients used in this dish is lemon. Even so, it was definitely cultivated in the Persian Empire during the Sassanid period (226-651).
In other words, by this time, it may have been eating the same taste as it was today.
※Persia=The old European name that represents for Iran.
Iran is the world’s largest saffron producer and exporter.
Iran has been familiar with saffron since ancient times, including the discovery of 50,000 year old depictions using saffron-based pigments.
Because it is such a country, I think that a beautiful appetizing color dish was born.
This time I cooked in a frying pan and served with Japanese rice.
I was stimulated by a beautiful yellow color, and when I was eaten, the sourness of the lemon fueled my appetite.
I probably finished eating in 1.2 minutes.
I would like to try the one grilled with charcoal and served with Iranian rice.
Recipe of Jujeh kabab tabei
- 300 g chicken thigh / bite size / favorite part
- 75 ml lemon juice
- 30 ml olive oil
- 1/2 onion / slice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 0.1 g saffron/ 1 tbsp soak in water for 30 minutes
- Free yogurt / I'm unused
- Mix everything. Mix well.
- Cool in the refrigerator overnight.
- Chicken is skewered and grilled or cooked in a frying pan.
- Serve with butter rice and tomatoes.Finish.