Mediterranean Chicken (or fish) © llizard aka ejm 2000, 2001

T and his father bicycled through Italy one fall. In the "Bella Napoli" restaurant in Fano, T had the most amazing fish dish. He has recreated the recipe from memory. Here it is with chicken but it works as well with red snapper fillets.

Ingredients Preparation
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Brown skinned chicken. Take out of skillet and set aside. * If you are making this dish with fish, please note that the fish does not have to be browned first. *

  2. Put onions in skillet and saute until brown.

  3. Add garlic and saute about 10 minutes more.

  4. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute until the tomatoes are broken up and giving off their liquid.

  5. Add potato slices, chicken, wine, oregano, bouillion powder. Simmer one hour (til potatoes are done).

  6. Add olives, capers and pepper. * If you are making this dish with fish, add whole fish fillets now. Gently place the fish on top to simmer gently til it flakes (just a few minutes).*

Serve with green beans, lemon wedges, French bread and red wine. We like an inexpensive SanGiovese that is available these days.