Escabeche is an internationally popular dish consisting of fried or poached meat or fish and various vegetables, served together in a flavourful vinegar sauce filled with herbs, spices, and onions.
So why not try this version which uses chicken thighs, it's a full-of-flavour recipe made with sherry vinegar, capers and sultanas. Depending on your preference it can be served with a hearty dollop of creamy mash (potato or lower carb swede) or seasonal vegetables. We like vegetables 😋
3 tbsp olive oil
8 pieces chicken thighs and/or legs
1 onion, finely chopped
1 celery stick, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1½ tsp coriander seeds
½ tsp sweet paprika
80ml sherry vinegar
350ml chicken stock
50g golden sultanas
1 tbsp capers
5g fresh parsley, roughly chopped
5g fresh mint, roughly chopped
30g toasted almonds, roughly chopped
2. In the same pan, fry the onion, celery and garlic for 5 mins until just softened and translucent and the garlic is fragrant but not browned. Add the coriander seeds and paprika and fry for another 2 mins.
3. Stir in the sherry vinegar and stock, bring to a gentle simmer, then stir in the sultanas and capers.
4. Transfer to a casserole dish, then add in the chicken pieces, skin side up to roast in the oven, uncovered, for 15-20 mins until simmering and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with the herbs and almonds scattered over.
All the best Jan