On Saturday evening was it time for me to try Barbara’s@justasmidgen - as she call it “Roasted Puttanesca Chicken” aka “Arrosto Pollo di Puttanesca”. It landed in my inbox a couple weeks ago and another recipe that talked to me straight away. A recipe that I just had to do in a near future.
Didn’t do any changes to the recipe as such – didn’t have lemon at home, so I used lime instead and added less of it. Neither did I use fresh pasta – used dried and I chose Bucatini – a thicker spaghetti and I didn’t have any extra sauce to my dinner, use all the jus from the chicken – there was plenty of it.
As for the chicken I use a frozen product that already comes with Italian herbs on, instead of fresh – leg and thigh separate, but in principle the same .. but I used it defrosted. It’s a fantastic product and they had it for extra prices last week. Only 20.00SEK/$3.05/€2.35/£1.90 for 4 portion pack at NETTO. I added both more Herbes de Provence and dried oregano as the recipe said.
It’s so easy to make and so full of flavours – was a bit wary over the cocktail capers, but it was very tasty and gave a bit a sting to the dish.A dish I will do to my girlfriends when they visit next time – didn’t needed too much thinking or many pots. Didn’t have a small oven proof dish – so I used a tin foil dish/container, because the ingredients has to be tight packed.
On Saturday I found also a spot where I can take photos after the darkness has fallen – just under my over light above my sink, because it starts to get dark around 8pm. Otherwise my photo will too yellow and with the flash they get too bright. So one problem less.
As music cloud for the post I have chosen ‘O Sole Mio” with Robertino Loreti – known as Roberto and he had a massive hit with this recording in 1961 – all over Europe. He as only 15 years old then. Still alive, but it there was plans to murder him during a performance weekend at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Febr 2010. He will be 65 next months.
Photo provided by and thanks to – colorsofitaly.it