Galinha Grelhada


Grilled chicken” – but actually, fried

Galinha Grelhada from “Guilly” Canavarro Remedios

2 spring chickens
¼ tsp soy sauce
salt and pepper

Cut the chickens into halves, season well with salt and pepper, and if desired a little soy sauce. Put aside for an hour or so. Fry in 1 dsp lard till golden in colour. Then add about ¼ cup water and simmer very gently.

Galinha Grelhada from author known only as Mãe (Mother)

1 chicken
turmeric powder
garlic, chopped

Open* and flatten the chicken and rub it with salt, pepper, turmeric and chopped garlic.

Sprinkle the chicken with a little vinegar to soften it. Put it in a pan and boil until it is soft, then fry it in hot lard.

Serve with potato chips and fried onions.

*     Presumably by cutting through the spine and opening it out.

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