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Pollo a la Bilbaína de Bilbao

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    Posted: 11 November 2017 at 10:15

As promised  Ron, here is a heavenly and simpe dish ..   

This lovely simple and easy to prepare dish is from Bilbao, in the western part of the  Basque Country. It is a simple everyday dish that has no complicated ingredients .. The city is most noted for the  Guggenheim  Bilbao Museum, its Pintxos (Tapas) and its shipping port ..  

Bilbao Chicken ..   Pollo a la Bilba√≠na de  Bilbao ..  

1 chicken 
250 grams of red peppers ( bell or Italian horn shaped )
1 kilo of fresh red tomatoes or  San Marzano in Can 
3 cloves of garlic minced finely
1 shot glass of fresh lemon juice 
2 shot glasses of dry White wine or sparkling cider
Spanish Extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste

1)  Butcher the chicken into large quarter sized pieces ..
2)  Place some Evoo into a large skillet and saut√© the chicken parts until well golden .. 
3)  Now, wash and de-seed the red peppers and slice into fine strips. And de-seed the tomatoes and de-peel them ..
4)  Sazon the red peps & tomatoes in a large glass bowl  with salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar ..  
5)  Toss ..
6)  Now in another skillet, saut√© the peps and the tomatoes in  Evoo ..  When on their way to tender, add the lemon juice and the wine or cider ..
7)  Bring to a high simmer until tender only and retaining their juices ..
8)  Low slow flame, and add the chicken and adjust the salt ..
9)  Add fresh minced parsley ..
10) In a tiny skillet, fry some baguette type  bread  sliced in moon shaped  and rectangular pieces approx the size of a good sized cracker and use as an adornment and for dipping .. 

This dish is served with  Golden fried potato chunks on side ..

Enjoy ..  
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This looks very good, and easy - I can easily see it fitting in with our menu plans.

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TasunkaWitko,  Ron,

Yes, very simple and truly amazingly lovely and flavorful ..  

Thanks ..  Have a wonderful day ..    
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