Egyptian Apricot Sauce for Kofta

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
2 hrs 10 mins
10 mins

From Colette Rossant, a really remarkable sauce for kofta that really can be used on all sorts of dishes--grilled lamb brochette, grilled or roasted vegetables, etc. And it's very easy to make. Substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock and you have the makings of a lovely vegetarian meal. Most of the time is soaking time--though you can find dried Turkish apricots which are quite soft and require little or no soaking.

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  • 6 ounces dried apricots
  • 10 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed, ground
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Soak the apricots in warm water for two hours or till soft; drain.
  2. Puree the apricots in a food processor with the garlic, coriander and oil.
  3. With the motor running, slowly add the chicken or vegetable stock.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When the mixture is smooth, transfer to a saucepan, and stirring with a wooden spoon, bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
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OOH we fell in love! I found a 'Turkish Tofu Kofta' recipe to use with this sauce & the whole dish was very well received by everyone! The sauce is so simple and delicious! thank you, kate! Made for NAME Tag 5/11. :)