Chicken Baklava with Spices and Dried Fruit
Traditional baklava is a dessert made with thin layers of buttery phyllo and nuts, flavored with spices and sweetened with honey and lemon syrup. For his variation, Jean-Christophe Royer combines the ideas for baklava and bastila, a Moroccan pigeon pie, by using savory and sweet fillings together: chicken and fresh and dried fruit. At his restaurant, he serves this baklava as a side dish with pigeon roasted in a crust of Moroccan spices.
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