Thursday, March 14, 2013
Bite with Belkys: Chicken Scarpiello from Alba Seaside Italian Restaurant
The complaints are kept to a minimum when there's chicken for dinner. One South Florida chef knows how to whip it up just like grandpa used to. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef & Owner: Ralph Pagano
The Restaurant: Alba Seaside Italian Restaurant (Solé on the Ocean)
The Dish: Chicken Scarpiello
1 each 4 pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
all purpose flour, as needed (seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder
4 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. of garlic, chopped
1 Tb.s of shallots, chopped
2 pounds hot Italian sausage, removed from casing and diced into 1/4 inch
2 cups of mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cup of white wine
1 1/2 cup of veal stock combined with chicken stock
1 Tbs. of fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbs. of fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 cup of cherry peppers, chopped
2 Tbs. of butter
1 Tbs. of lemon zest
Method of Preparation:
-Begin by marinating the chicken. At the restaurant, they prepare a marinade consisting of basil, parsley, garlic, shallots, onion and extra virgin olive oil, cooked and blended together. Let the chicken marinate for about fours in the refrigerator.
-Then, coat the chicken in all purpose flour. You can season the flour with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
-Sear the chicken in a hot pan with oil.
-Then, finish cooking the chicken in a 375 degree oven.
-In the meantime, prepare a sauce. In a hot pan with a little oil sauté garlic, shallot, italian sausage, roasted mushrooms and pour in a little white wine. Let it reduce.
-Next, pour in a combination of veal and chicken stock.
-After, place the cooked chicken back in the pan and add parsley, rosemary, hot cherry peppers, butter and lemon zest.
Serve the sauce over the chicken. Top it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Serving Suggestion: Ginny Rodgers
Take a printed copy of the recipe and receive the house signature AFFOGATO and dessert platter. Chef Ralph will serve it up himself! (Valid one month from the air date)