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Mar 22, 2012 07:36 AM

Jay F: Chicken En Saouer? Or however it's spelled? Lost Recipe! I need it!

Hi Jay, ordinarily I'd never send a shout-out like that, but you haven't been around, and I need ya! I've lost your delectable sweet/sour chicken recipe, and the Holidays are upon us!
Thanks. I surely hope you get this.

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  1. OK, mamachef; I have a great deal of respect for your work but this title has me stumped. Is this a lemon based sauce or a vinegar based sauce? An from what culture does it spring?

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    1. re: todao

      Hey todao, it's vinegar-based, and it's Sephardic/Mediterranean Jewish - a pretty ancient recipe, and well-suited to modern use - and absolutely delicious.
      I think it's Saor. But I'm just not sure. How embarrasing. : (

      1. re: mamachef

        Hi, mamachef,
        I can't help you with Jay's recipe; however, the spelling "saor" is correct. The Venetians have a famous dish called sarde in saor, the saor being a vinegar-based sauce. That might at least get you started down the right path.

        1. re: lisaonthecape

          I just googled and found this...not sure it's close but it sounds good!

          Sweet and Sour Sole: Sfogi in Saor

            1. re: mamachef

              mamachef, and you are mine, as I know you were searching this for me! I have decided I have to make a fish main course for seder ( too many non meat eaters) so I might try the fish version and will def make the chicken another time as it sounds grand. Thank you so much.

              1. re: magiesmom

                How sweet, magiesmom! Yes, I did have you in mind. But now, I need it!
                Have a marvelous Seder. I know you'll have a great day.

            There's an email address on Jay F.'s profile page.

            1. Hi, Marci -

              My computer died in March. I'm kind of enjoying the way Repetitive Strain Injury has exited my life, so I haven't yet bought a new one. I now go to the library, but only infrequently.

              However, I can send a copy of the recipe to anyone who looks up my e-mail address at my profile and sends me their street address.

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              1. re: Jay F

                Jay, I got your e-mail - thanks so much for taking the time...: )