[Sca-cooks] Zanku Chicken

Heleen Greenwald heleen at ptd.net
Sun Feb 10 09:35:19 PST 2008

I've never been there, but my girlfriend has and she loves the  
place.  I worked on the recipe by her discribing the taste and  
texture to me. I don't remember how I made the connection that Zanko  
and Skordelia are the same thing.....Probably from something somebody  
said on this list!

~ It's our choices Harry,  that show who we truly are, far more than  
our abilities.~   Albus Dumbledore

On Feb 10, 2008, at 10:11 AM, S CLEMENGER wrote:

> I wondered, but never having visited a Zankou chicken restaurant  
> (or eaten Armenian food), I figured it'd take someone who's been  
> there to make connections between the sauce and a recipe.
> Sounds absolutely wonderful--I'm definitely in a garlicky mood.
> --Maire
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Heleen Greenwald<mailto:heleen at ptd.net>
>   To: Cooks within the SCA<mailto:sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>   Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:08 AM
>   Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Zanku Chicken
>   It is a wonderful thick potato/garlic  (VERY garlicy) condiment that
>   you eat on fish/chicken/meat.  Also called Skordelia.  Here is the
>   recipe.
>   Phillipa
>   Skorthalia (Skordalia): Greek Garlic Dip and Sauce
>   My older family members would fix this using a mortar and pestle to
>   first degrade the garlic with salt, then add other ingredients to
>   create the purée texture desired. Today, I often use a food  
> processor
>   or hand mixer which makes things a lot easier and takes a lot less
>   time! <i>Skordalia</i> (skorthalia) can also be made with bread, but
>   the potato recipe is more versatile since it can double as garlic
>   mashed potatoes.
>   3 tablespoons minced garlic.
>   3 or 4 boiled potatoes, mashed. (or 6 slices white bread, crusts
>   removed, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water and squeezed dry.)
>   1 cup olive oil.
>   1/3 cup white wine vinegar.
>   Salt and pepper to taste.
>   (Hand method)
>   Combine garlic with mashed potatoes or bread in a mortar. Blend to
>   form a soft paste. Add olive oil and vinegar alternately in very
>   small amounts, stirring briskly. Add salt and pepper. Continue to
>   whisk until sauce is thick.
>   (Blender or food processor method)
>   Place garlic and potatoes or bread in bowl and blend. Add olive oil
>   and vinegar and continue to blend. If too thick, add 1/4 cup cold
>   water. Add salt and pepper. Blend until creamy and thick.
>   ~ It's our choices Harry,  that show who we truly are, far more than
>   our abilities.~   Albus Dumbledore
>   On Feb 10, 2008, at 12:26 AM, Susan Fox wrote:
>>> So what is "Zanku Chicken"?
>>> Thanks,
>>>    Stefan
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