Our first official meal in the dining room:
And it was totally worthy of such an honor. This is from Elizabeth Bard’s Lunch in Paris. If, like me, you think that four onions and four peppers sounds like a lot, you’re wrong.
The onions do look a little wormy at this point, though.
Yes, that’s right, that’s pancetta peeking out at ya. By the end you can barely see it, but every time you get a morsel it pops right out at you.
I love the colors and the steam effect.
That’s one big chicken breast.
EB says that this is a specialty of the Basque region of Spain. It’s still French in my book. And thanks to my chandelier I felt like I was in Paris. . . except I had to clean the kitchen after.
Also according to EB, the secret ingredient is the piment d’Espelette, a smoky red chili pepper. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my hands on any, so I used smoked paprika instead. Don’t tell anyone.
Eat Well and Savor.