Persil Poulet Basquaise-Typical Basque Country Dish
You may ask urself wat is basque country rite??Basque country is a region in the western Pyrenees that spans the border between France and Spain, on the Atlantic coast. This Poulet basquaise,the famous basque country chicken dish is such an aromatic dish, they are usually prepared with bouquet garni (dry thymn leaves tied with bay leaves) i tried it out with parsley leaves..
Flat Parsley leaves are known as persil plat in french..Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a bright green, biennial herb, also used as spice.Parsley is used for its leaf in much the same way as coriander, although it has a milder flavor than coriander...Two forms of parsley are used as herbs: curly leaf and Italian, or flat leaf..The fresh flavor of the green parsley goes extremely well with potato dishes (french fries, boiled buttered potatoes or mashed potato), with rice dishes (risotto or pilaf), with fish, fried chicken, lamb or goose, steaks, meat or vegetable stews etc..This poulet basquaise is one of the famous dish in basque country, i prepared it for today's lunch, sterday while shopping i bought a bunch of flat parsley leaves and tried out this recipe which makes more flavourful n delicious, also french peoples use white wine to prepare the gravy, i skipped the white wine with chicken broth..This is my entry to Weekend Herb Blogging#175 guest hosted by Yasmeen of Healthu Nut, event by Halo...
1no Chicken(cut as large pieces)
1can Tomato pulp
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1no Green bell pepper pieces
1no Red bell pepper pieces
1cup Chicken broth
1/2tsp Pepper powder
2tbsp Olive oil
4sprigs Fresh Parsley leaves (chopped)
Heat a tsp of oil n fry the chicken pieces until they turn slightly brown, meanwhile heat the remaining olive oil in a large vessel, add the chopped onion, tomato pieces, crushed garlic cloves n saute until the onions turns transculent, add the chopped parsley leaves n tomato pulp to the vessel, cook everything for a while, finally add the red n green bell pepper pieces saute them for few minutes..add the chicken broth, pepper powder, salt n keep the flame in simmer, let the gravy cooks for 5 minutes, add the already fried chicken pieces to the gravy..let them together for 20minutes in low flame..