Catalonian Chicken Sandwich

I have been quiet interested in Catalonia for a while now. After all some of the best techniques and recipes have come from the region and it is said they were also the first people to publish recipes and cookbooks. I have always wanted to visit Barcelona and take part in the medieval food festivals they have which plays honor to their roots. I made a sandwich to play tribute to the beautiful region that I so adore. You can add your favorite toppings for mine I love organic arugula and tomatoes.

Lemon/Garlic chicken:
8 ounces skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 teaspoon paprika
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

1. Sandwhich the chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap. Beat out evenly with a rolling pin until the breast are 1/4 inch thick.

2. Cut the chicken into strips. Heat the oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Stir fry the chicken, shallot, garlic and paprika until thoroughly cooked. Add the lemon juice and parsley, salt and pepper.

Aioli:
1 large egg yolk, at room temperture
1 teaspoon white vinegar
5 tablespoons sunflower oil
5 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, smashed

1. Place the egg yolk and vinegar in a food processor or blender. With the motor running add the olive oil, 2 teaspoons at a time.

2. When the olive oil has been added, add the sunflower oil in the same way, until it resembles mayonnaise. If it is to thick, add a little more vinegar. Stir in the garlic and salt to taste, chill.

Yields: 4 servings

5 fabulous comments:

  1. Sweetheart Diary2/18/2012

    Oh I wish I could eat it and be happy for the rest of my life! It looks heaven!

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  2. New Wife2/19/2012

    mashaAllah looks beautiful!

    I have been reading a lot about catalunya too! My husband loves FC Barcelona, so I have been reading about the club, the politics, the history, the culture, the language. So interesting!

    I would love to visit there inshaAllah

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  3. From Yeast to Zest2/19/2012

    Looks yummy and perfect toppings!The neat thing about chicken breast and good bread rolls is that you can turn it into an amazing sandwich from any part of the world, I'm weird about homemade aioli and mayonnaise even though I know the lemon and/or vinegar should take care of the yolk, if I eat it I wait a couple hours to see if I start "Mad" You know me, I'm paranoid.

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  4. From Yeast to Zest2/19/2012

    Mad cowing, lol....

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  5. Noor2/19/2012

    Zelia I was making this and thought of you that you would like it then I thought no she would not eat that sauce LOL.

    Amna thank you

    New Wife same here <3

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