Galinha Ensopada


Chicken with cheese and olives

Galinha Ensopada from C. Mattos

1 large chicken cut in pieces
1 tsp lard
about ¼ tsp turmeric
about ¼ tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic, smashed
slices of bread, fried
grated cheese

Heat lard and fry the smashed garlic till brown. Remove the garlic and to the lard add coriander powder, turmeric and pepper, a few drops of vinegar and a dsp of water so as not to burn. Fry for a couple of minutes then add the chicken cut in pieces and fry for 5 minutes.

Add water enough to cover, and let simmer until tender.

Before serving, add olive oil, bring to the boil and turn on to the dish on top of slices of fried bread. Garnish with grated cheese and whole olives.

Ensure that there is at least a cupful of gravy.

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