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Chicken and Fruit Fricassee

Chef Jeff Nathan, owner /Chef of Abigael’s on Broadway sent us one of his favorite yom tov recipes:

Chicken and Fruit Fricassee


  • ¾ cup dry figs
  • ¾ cup dry apricots, diced
  • ¾ cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups water, warm
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • pinch saffron
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • saffron
  • 2 3 pound chickens, cut into eighths
  • 2 onions, diced medium
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl combine the dry fruits with the water.
  2. Set aside and allow to plump at least 30 minutes.
  3. Drain and reserve the fruit water.
  4. In a separate small bowl, combine the brandy with the saffron & cinnamon.
  5. Allow to steep 20 – 30 minutes. Stir well.
  6. Dredge the chicken pieces in flour.
  7. In a large sauté pan of hot olive oil, brown the chicken on both sides.
  8. Transfer chicken to an ovenproof casserole.
  9. Pour off most of the remaining oil.
  10. Add the onions and garlic.
  11. Stir occasionally and cook until translucent.
  12. Add the dry fruits, tomato, brandy mix and reserved fruit water.
  13. Using a whisk, scrape the bottom of the pan for the pan drippings.
  14. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  15. Bake, uncovered at 350˚ F. for approximately 1 hour; or until the chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened slightly.
  16. Serve with couscous, rice pilaf, or herb simmered new potatoes.

Well, gentle reader, having eaten quite a few delightful lunches and dinners at Abigael‘s, having tried a lot of the recipes in Jeff Nathan’s Family Suppers, I know this one will be a special treat and… I plan to have in the Sukkah!


Chicken and Fruit Fricassee


T-Fusion – Current Specials

UPDATE: The specials below are NO LONGER in effect!

It is certainly good news when a great restaurant has some nice specials. It is especially good news when those specials include some great culinary creations.

Chanuka at T-Fusion

Hot Butternut Squash Soup

Sweet Potato Fries

Fresh Apple Sauce

T-Fusion Brisket of Beef in Wine Sauces

Warm Jelly & Custard Doughnuts

Special Chocolate Holiday

Treats for Kids

With every regular entree there will be free donuts!

There is also a new Prix Fixe Menu:


(Please select one of each course)

1st Course

Beef Empanada (Deep fried Argentinean style beef pastry)

House Salad (Mixed greens, tomatoes, Julienne cucumber, carrots, onions topped with balsamic vinaigrette)

Minestrone Soup (Clear chicken broth with fresh garden vegetables, chicken, and homemade pasta)

2nd Course

Cowboy Steak (Bone in prime rib cut with cowboy seasoning served with roasted garlic, house fries, and pepper salsa)

Chicken Fricassee (Half Chicken, slow cooked with mixed vegetables and homemade yellow rice)

Pan Seared Salmon (Served with fresh lemon and homemade yellow rice)

Pasta Primavera (With mixed garden vegetables in garlic and olive oil)

3rd Course

Chocolate Soufflé (Freshly baked and served with ice cream)

Chocolate Mousse Cake (Layered chocolate cake served with fresh fruit)

Sorbet (See server for flavors)

$30 Three Courses
$15 Wine Paring (3 Courses)

But… there is more:

Receive 10-15% OFF when you book a 15 or more party with T Fusion Steakhouse from now until the 1st week of 2010.

We’ve been to T- Fusion a few times, the quality of ingredients and the taste never goes down, it has always been consistently delicious. Isn’t that the main reason you want to keep coming back? Well, go back now and save!

T Fusion Steakhouse (3223 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11234 — Telephone 718 998 0002).

UPDATE: The specials above are NO LONGER in effect!


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