* soaked in 2 tablespoons hot water Serve this smooth sauce on grilled meat or chicken breasts. One recipe will be enough for about 1 1/2 pounds of cooked meat. For an exotic twist on an old standby, simmer 1 1/2 Pounds of your favorite meatballs in it for 15 minutes.
Combine almonds and pistachios in a 10-inch frying pan and dry-roast over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a blender or a food processor and reduce to a powder. Set aside.
Heat butter in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until lightly browned. Stir in spices and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in saffron, cream, salt and powdered nuts.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 cups. PER TABLESPOON: 70 calories, 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat (3 g saturated), 18 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 0 g fiber
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (209g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 523 (85%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 58.1g||78 %|
|Saturated Fat 29.2g||146 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 20g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5.9g|
|Cholesterol 163mg||50 %|
|Sodium 49.3mg||2 %|
|Potassium 540.1mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 19.8g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5.3g||21 %|
|Sugars, other 14.5g|
|Protein 9.9g||14 %|
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Calories per serving: 617
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