Easy cooking with Nilsa and her Gandma: Paprikache!

I spent my Sunday with my Grandma and her friends, helping them organize a puppet show for the school fair where she was a teacher before she retired.
The aim being to try to adapt Kejserens nye Klæder, of Andersen, The new clothes of the emperor? (I do not know the English name). A story of an emperor being scammed thinking to buy a magical garment that would be invisible to idiots but that in fact does not exist.
We had a lot of fun making the sets, and we rack our’s brains to find a way to represent a naked emperor, without shocking our future young public.

In the evening, my grandmother and I went to the kitchen to prepare something to eat for our guests. Grandma, being of Polish origin, had decided to prepare a Paprikache. And my god, how good it is!

I know it’s still a chicken recipe (promised, I sometimes eat something else!) But the previous recipe had some success, I wanted to share this one.

Yeah, we forgot the parsley! >.<

For all this, we will need (for 4 persons):

  • 1 kg of chicken or turkey fillet
  • 1 can of 400 g peeled tomatoes
  • 3 peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 250 ml of fresh cream
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 3 c. to s. powdered paprika
  • 1 C. to s. of flour
  • 3 branches of parsley
  • 3 c. to s. olive oil
  • 25 g of butter
  • 125 ml of water
  • salt
  • some drops of tabasco (optional)

For the preparation:

Let’s start by detailing the chicken in cubes of 2 to 3 cm. Mix the butter with the crushed garlic and then add the mixture with the chicken and marinate for 15 minutes.

The onion is minced and cooked for 3 to 4 minutes, then the pepper cut in small cubes is added and the cooking is continued for 5 minutes. Add paprika, salt, pepper and crushed cloves of garlic, mix well and store all off the heat.

In the same pan, brown the chicken. We crush the tomatoes peeled with a fork with their juice. They are added to chicken with peppers and 125 ml of water. We cover and go for 30 minutes of cooking. Time to enjoy a good beer with your guests. (the best part of the recipe, let’s face it)

In a bowl the cream is mixed with the flour, it is added to the chicken and it starts again for 10 min. at this stage we can add some tabasco to spice up our dish.

Finally it remains only to serve with finely chopped parsley.

Smacznego! (I can’t pronounce it but it means good appetite!)

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