A Twist on Chicken Marbella w/ Crispy Salmon
Chicken Marbella was an impressive main dish served at dinner parties in the 80s. Although the name insinuates Spanish roots, it was developed in Manhattan by Jewish-American household cooks and usually featured prunes, olives, garlic, and vinegar in a condiment laid over chicken. We took that idea and used Medjool dates instead of prunes, Just Pomegranate Molasses instead of vinegar, and caramelized shallots instead of garlic. So it's decidedly not Chicken Marbella but rather an ode to this nearly forgotten yet superbly tantalizing dish. We love this condiment atop just about any protein - our favorite is a crispy-skin salmon. You can also toss it with roasted broccoli or cauliflower - one of our favorite ways to dress up a vegetable!