CHICKEN WITH PUMPKIN AND SPICY NUTS
SERVES 4 Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 40- 45 min
salt and freshly ground pepper 10 ml ( 2 t) ground cumin 20 ml ( 4 t) coriander seeds, toasted 4- 6 chicken pieces 30 ml ( 2 T) oil
500 g pumpkin 30 ml ( 2 T) olive oil
50 g almonds, roughly chopped 10 ml ( 2 t) soft brown sugar pinch of salt 2 ml ( ½ t) chilli flakes 30 ml ( 2 T) honey 15 ml ( 1 T) water 15 ml ( 1 T) oil Preheat the oven to 200 ° C. 1 Using a mortar and pestle, pound the salt, pepper, cumin and coriander seeds until fine. 2 Rub the chicken pieces with the spice mixture and arrange on a baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over and roast for 40- 45 minutes or until done. 3 Pumpkin Put the pumpkin on a baking sheet, drizzle the oil over and roast with the chicken for 30 minutes or until done. 4 Nuts Heat the ingredients in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. 5 Spoon the mixture over the pumpkin and serve with the chicken and fresh parsley, if preferred.
The spice mixture for the chicken is also delicious when rubbed into lamb ribs.