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El Pollo Loco

In Food on January 27, 2009 at 7:54 am


Back from a week in Madrid and all I want to eat and drink is Spanish, even though the food in Madrid didn’t hold a candle to the tapas in Barcelona. Last night we got a little crazy with pimentón de la vera, or Spanish smoked paprika. We mixed a little of the milder dulce, or sweet, variety of pimentón (which also comes in a spicier picante version) with fleur de sel and sprinkled over chicken legs along with some fresh thyme. And then mixed a little with olive oil and drizzled over some orange cauliflower (great source for vitamin A) I got at the Larchmont Farmers Market this weekend for $3/head (which seemed like a pretty good deal considering that those eensy weensy mini heads of cauliflower fetch $2.99 a PIECE at Whole Foods). We roasted the chicken legs and cauliflower, and then cracked open a bottle of white Rhone-style wine because I didn’t have any Albariño on hand, but wanted to stick with a Mediterranean white. Simple, smokey, satisfying, Spanish and delicious. 


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