Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Bite with Belkys: Vaca Frita de Pollo
Our month-long series look at chain restaurants takes us to a place that includes dinner and a side dish of dancing. A South Florida chef prepares a traditional Cuban dish with a special twist. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Ezequiel Sosa
The Restaurant: Bongos Cuban Cafe
The Dish: Vaca Frita de Pollo
6 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 cups of water
1 medium white onion
4 garlic cloves
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup of lime juice
1 Tbs. of olive oil
Method of Preparation:
-Start by cooking the chicken in a pot of boiling water. Add chopped onion, garlic cloves and salt for extra flavor.
-After about 30 minutes, let the chicken cool and then shred it into small pieces.
-Next, combine the chicken with oregano, bay leaf, minced garlic and lime juice.
-Pour a little vegetable oil over a flat grill or in a sauté pan and cook the chicken until it's a nice golden brown.
-In the meantime, sauté some sliced onions in a little olive oil and a dab of white wine.
To Plate the Dish:
Serve the vaca frita de pollo and top it off with the sautéed onions. You can garnish with lime wedges.
Serving Suggestion: Chardonnay
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bongos Cuban Cafe
601 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132