Searching for chicken with vinegar peppers recipe
My m-i-l had a transcendent dish at Hammersley's Bistro in Boston in the early 90's that she describes with incredible gusto. Sadly, she hasn't been able to replicate it, nor has she been able to find a recipe that approximates it. Can anyone help? It sounds amazing and I would love to surprise her with it when she comes over to dinner. TIA!
Lidia B. has one, I am pretty sure. I think it's in the book I have at home. But I don't think it's braised.
There are some very good braised vinegar chicken recipes in Patricia Wells' "Bistro Cooking." I don't have the book with me now, but there's also a Basque Chicken recipe that, I believe, includes peppers (don't recall whether they're fresh or pickled). While not exactly what you're looking for, these bistro-tested recipes might give you a good starting point for experimentation. Don't know about you, but I think detective work using taste-buds is fun.
Another excellent vinegar chicken recipe (my favorite) is in "Saveur Cooks Authentic French."
In the Gourmet Garage cookbook there's
Chicken With Shoes (Chicken In Shoes? you get the idea)
The "shoes" are Greek peppers/pizza peppers/pepperoncini in a jar
It's a stovetop braise with chicken parts, Italian pork fennel sausage, red bell peppers and onions. Deeeeeelicious crowd pleaser.