Monday, 7 May 2012

Chicken Mortadella

I'd been looking for ways to make this at home, since its not available in Pesh and my kids love such things.. Scouring the internet only got me recipes which had things like smoke flavour and curing salts and gelatin and what not. Not so much my thing...

So I did it my way...

200 gms boneless chicken
salt to taste
1 level tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
5 cloves of garlic peeled and pressed
1/2 tsp paprika powder

I put the chicken in the grinder and ground it very fine. Mixed all spices and garlic in it..and mixed well. Formed a roll and wrapped it in cling film.. and wrapped that in a muslin cloth. Rounded the corners and tied them up.

Set the whole 'toffee' in a bowl of boiling water. Boiled for 10 minutes and then lowered the heat to lowest and let it simmer uncovered for half an hour.

Removed from water and opened. The roll must have changed colour and be fim to touch.

If u're using more chicken, then increase the cooking time..

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use as is, or for great taste, fry it...