Chicken & tomato brik

Chicken & tomato brik

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From
A Month in Marrakesh
Serves
4
Photographer
David Loftus

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 sheets warkha pastry
or 8 sheets filo pastry
olive oil, for frying

Filling

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tomato, peeled and roughly chopped
220g cooked chicken, shredded
1 egg, beaten

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
thick greek-style yoghurt

Method

  1. To make the filling, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, then add the onion and sauté until softened. Stir in the cumin, ginger and cinnamon and season generously with salt and pepper. Add the tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the chicken and cook for a further 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, allow to cool for 5 minutes, then add the egg and combine well.
  2. To make the brik, take a sheet of warkha and fold the sides in about 4cm to make a 18 x 18cm square. Place a quarter of the filling in the centre of a pastry square, then fold the pastry over to form a triangle. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients so you have four briks.
  3. Fill a large frying pan a third full with olive oil, then place heat the oil over a medium heat. When hot, carefully drop the briks into the pan and fry for about 5–7 minutes, turning once, until the pastry is golden brown. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you may need to fry the brik in batches. Once all the briks have been fried serve immediately with yoghurt on the side.

Note

  • If using filo pastry, which tends to be a large rectangular shape, cut the eight sheets in half. For each brik, take a stack of four cut sheets and fold them in half to form a square. Make the brik as you do when using warkha pastry, but moisten the edges with a little melted butter or olive oil to make them stick together.
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