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Chicken with almond sauce


Serves two

Side dish

Pollo con almendras is a dish from the extremely interesting cuisine of Córdoba. The town that once – during the reign of Calif ‘Abd-ar-Rachman in 10th century – was the most important place in the world. Remaining are the splendid Mezquita (once a magnificent Mosque), beautiful Spaniards and an art of cooking with a still discernable Middle Eastern influence. It is stated that the Romans, who once subjected the country, also contributed to the cuisine, but the sauce in this dish is definitely Arabic. The use of cinnamon with chicken is Arabic too, but the wine is of course a Spanish element, just as the chili powder.


Side dish: Judías verdes con patatas.


Wine: Red Rioja


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