Dino's Chicken Recipe Possibly Found
For those of you not familiar with the LA area restaurants:
Mind blowing chicken and fries. Just need to know what's in the marinade.
In a discussion about this chicken, someone added the following:
"Here's a clue I can offer you. The chicken and fries were very much like the portugese chicken and fries I'd had in Montreal on a visit. Just spicier. But same type of marinade, same style of serving it over fries."
Piri-piri sauce (used as a seasoning or marinade) is Portuguese in origin and "especially prevalent in Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa". It is made from crushed chillies, citrus peel, onion, garlic, pepper, salt, lemon juice, bay leaves, paprika, pimiento, basil, oregano, and tarragon.
That combination sounds damn good, but I can't find a good recipe, although I did find this:
Anyone want to try making this and telling us whether it tastes similar, if you've tried Dino's, or just amazing.
Here's a video (bless you tube!) of the place I went to in Montreal. You can see, the chicken looks very similar and the sauce is used as a marinade and, fresh sauce applied as topping.
Dino's was spicier and had more vinegar - but very close.
Grilled Chicken Piri Piri
5 lemons, zested and juiced, plus 2 lemons sliced into wedges, for garnish
1 head garlic cloves, peeled
4 red peppers, seeded and roughly chopped
10 chili peppers like Fresno or serrano
4 cups fresh parsley leaves
3 tablespoons paprika
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 cups olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
7 whole chickens, each cut into 6 pieces