Pollo Al Ajillo

July 24, 2009



I love it when I don't have to cook. Really, it's nice to have a day off and have someone do it for you. When I got home Andrew was well into this Pollo al Ajillo (aka chicken and garlic and wine), a Spanish dish he grew up with. I was dewy from the California mist and hungry.

It is magnificent what a couple of ingredients can do for you. What a bottle of wine and some good olive oil can do for a ravishing tummy. He served it over papitas, or small cubed french fries.



I don't want to steal his thunder. I'll let him tell you himself.

Pollo Al ajillo from katie kwan on Vimeo.

Recap: *Brown 4 lbs of salted, bone-in, skin-on chicken (dredged in flour) in a hot pan with oil until golden. *Drain oil and add 1/2 bottle of wine, a kiss of sherry, lemon rind, 2 bay leaves and boil until the alcohol has been cooked off, 7 minutes. *Add 1 cup chicken broth. * Bring to boil, cover, reduce to simmer - simmer 1 hour.

Enjoy with bread and french fries.

6 comments:

Jessica said...

Your boyfriend/husband cooks for you? I am so jealous. Mine made minestrone once for me from a recipe he found online and I guided him most of the way. Very thoughtful, but I would kill to come home to some Pollo Al Ajillo!

Isabel Cowles said...

Love those square potatoes. They seem to have just the right amount of softness and crunch. What a man.

Arcenia said...

El pollo estaba muy sabroso. Gracias Andres. Tu eres el mejor.

pigpigscorner said...

I'm so jealous! I wish my hubs would do that for me! The dish looks so appetising!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

What a nice surprise for a hungry tummy!

Jude said...

Garlic and wine can make for a really romantic dinner, it seems.

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