[Sca-cooks] Zanku Chicken
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.
> ----- 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
> 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
> 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"?
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