Like Water for Chocolate? This rose petal sauce works great on Cornish hens or even chicken. Just prepare hens by method of choice - I bake them with salt and freshly ground pepper-

Elle
prep:
8 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add garlic, and saute until fragrant, 2 or 3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and anise, and cook for another minute to blend the flavors.

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  • In the container of a blender or food processor, combine the prickly pears, rose petals (reserving a few for garnish) and walnuts. Pour in just enough broth to cover. Cover, and process until smooth.

  • Pour the rose petal mixture into the saucepan with the garlic. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring gently. If the sauce is too thick, add more broth as needed. Mix in the honey, then taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper or anise if desired. Serve poured over poultry, garnishing with a few rose petals.

Nutrition Facts

202.51 calories; 3.65 g protein; 14.23 g carbohydrates; 3.29 g dietary-fiber; 6.29 g sugars; 16.24 g fat; 3.09 g saturated-fat; 7.63 mg cholesterol; 115.86 IU vitamin-a-iu; 1.07 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.17 mg vitamin-b6; 8.18 mg vitamin-c; 23.02 mcg folate; 55.03 mg calcium; 0.9 mg iron; 76.53 mg magnesium; 217.79 mg potassium; 4.03 mg sodium; 0.08 mg thiamin; 146.12 calories-from-fat; 26 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 67 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 6 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 12 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Anonymous
12/29/2007
I loved the book and movie 'Like Water for Chocolate' and I love this delicious and magical recipe! Supposedly it has aphrodisiac side effects so a wonderful idea for Valentine's dinner with your sweetie!
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Sheryl
08/16/2018
Definitely an interesting recipe. My one substitution may have been the one that took it off my husband hates anise and anything in the anise family - including fennel caraway and dill. So I had to either leave it out or find something else. I used a little ginger. The taste mingled well. In the end the color and texture of the sauce were pepto bismol. It was a little hard to get through. There wasn't enough tang so I squeezed lime on my chicken and in the sauce as I ate it. My husband wouldn't eat it at all. If you like new things it's worth the try. Stick with the anise!
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Anonymous
12/29/2007
I loved the book and movie 'Like Water for Chocolate' and I love this delicious and magical recipe! Supposedly it has aphrodisiac side effects so a wonderful idea for Valentine's dinner with your sweetie!
(18)
Sheryl
08/16/2018
Definitely an interesting recipe. My one substitution may have been the one that took it off my husband hates anise and anything in the anise family - including fennel caraway and dill. So I had to either leave it out or find something else. I used a little ginger. The taste mingled well. In the end the color and texture of the sauce were pepto bismol. It was a little hard to get through. There wasn't enough tang so I squeezed lime on my chicken and in the sauce as I ate it. My husband wouldn't eat it at all. If you like new things it's worth the try. Stick with the anise!