Thursday, April 19, 2012

Arap Pilavi - Bulgar with Nuts and Dates

                                    Arap Pilavi - Bulgar with Nuts and Dates

 If you like dates you must try this lovely Turkish dish.
Delicately sweet, with a buttery toasted nut  flavor.
Traditionally you should prepare this with bulgar, but I think It's great with couscous too.

3cups prepared bulgar or couscous
2Tbl. real butter
1/4cup chopped pistachios
1/4cup slivered almonds
1cup chopped dates
2tbl. water

Prepare bulgar or couscous according to package directions.
In a large skillet, melt butter.
Stir in the nuts and stirfry until they just begin to toast.
Add the dates and water.
Quickly stir until the dates have absorbed the water.
Add the bulgar.
Mix well, long enough to heat through, while trying to keep the bulgar from sticking to the pan.
Remove from heat. Cover and allow to stand 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
Serve hot.

                                Melt the butter and lightly toast the nuts.

    Stir in the dates and water. Stir fry until the dates absorb most of the water. Fold in the bulgar, mix well and serve.

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