1. Remove the squab breasts, leaving the skin on, reserve legs and carcasses for stock.
2. Combine the breadcrumbs with the pistachios in a small food processor and pule to combine to a somewhat fine powder.
3. Make a dredging station with one plate of flour, one plate of egg, and one plate of the breadcrumb-pistachio mixture.
4. Dip flesh side of squab breast (keeping the skin side clear) into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumb-pistachio mixture, pressing well to ensure the pistachio crust sticks properly to the squab.
5. Season the skin side of the breast with salt and pepper.
6. Before Serving: heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
7. Sear the squab breast in the skillet, skin side down, for 3-4 minutes, until golden and crispy.
8. Turn to sear the pistachio crust slowly for 2-3 minutes, use fingers to press on the sides of the breast and tilt it so that all the crust gets a little colour and crispiness.
9. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, until translucent.
2. Add squash and cook for 3 minutes, occasionally tossing to combine.
3. Add the corn kernels and cook for 3 minutes until lightly coloured and cooked through.
4. Season with salt, pepper, and sumac, then add butter, lemon juice and zest, toss, cook for 1 minute.
5. Add parsley, toss to combine and remove from heat. Keep warm.
1. Cut the squab carcasses and corn cobs into rough, even, 2-inch (5 cm) chunks.
2. Heat oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add the carcass and cob chunks and sear, stirring, until evenly browned.
3. Strain out the oil and add the water. Return to medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2 hours.
4. Strain the stock, discarding the solids and returning the liquid to the pot. Bring the strained stock to a boil and cook until the volume is reduced to 1 cup (240 ml) and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
5. Add the pomegranate molasses, simmer for 3-4 minutes until warmed through.
6. Remove the sauce from the heat, swirl in butter, then chocolate.
7. Season with salt.
1. Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C).
2. Brush a muffin tin (8 muffin cups) with oil.
3. Use a fork to spin small mounds of the kataifi into a circular shape, then transfer the mounds into the cups of the muffin tin, shaping them into the cups.
4. Drizzle a little melted butter over the nests to coat.
5. Place a 2nd muffin tin over the top and bake for 15 minutes until golden.
6. When ready, remove from oven and transfer to a plate.
7. Season with salt and grate lime zest over the pastry.
1. Cut the rested squab breast, pistachio side up, in half, on a bias.
2. Arrange 2 mounds of corn-squash mixture, one at the front of the white plate, one at the back with 3 inches (7.5 cm) in between.
3. Place 1 piece of squab near each portion of the corn-squash mixture, exposing the red interior, and leaving negative space between the 2.
4. Place 2 lime kataifi rounds on the plate, nicely, close to or over the veg.
5. Add small spoonfuls of sauce near the squab pieces.
6. The whole plating should form a straight line up and down the plate.