Monday, August 18, 2008

FRANGO MOHLO - Chicken in sauce

This is another Brazilian dish that Althea used to make a lot when she was here. I was talking to her on the phone last night, and I was all excited to tell her that I posted some of her Brazilian recipes. You have to know her to understand the humor in this, but she said, I'm going to get on there and critique everything you posted, pointing out all your mistakes! LOL I told her about this Mohlo and she informed me it was a "made up" recipe. The Mohlo recipe simply means "sauce." Not sure whose idea it was to add the chicken to it, but I sure like it! Also, when I first posted it as "Pollo" that was incorrect. Pollo is Spanish. The Brazilian word for chicken is "Frango." If you ever travel to Brazil and holler out "OH LOOK! There's a chicken on the side of the road!!" You might get slapped. Chicken in Portugese means prostitute! *hehe* I don't know why I didn't remember that, because that actually happened to me. Well, not the slapping part! LOL But the yelling out about the "chicken!" I also tried to order "chicken" in a Brazilian restaurant and Althea corrected me in front of the waiter and said "Frango" and had a good giggle with the waiter. Then they exchanged some Portugese. I'm just sure they were agreeing what a ding bat I was! LOL Anyway, this one is my personal favorite. I just love the flavors of the dish. I always try to make extra so we have leftovers! LOL Because it's just as good the 2nd time around!

FRANGO MOHLO - Chicken in sauce

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 stick butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 small cans salsa Cesara (in the ethnic section of your grocery store)
1 small can tomato paste

In medium saucepan, melt butter. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook until opaque. Add chunks of chicken and cook until done. Add salsa and tomato paste to the chicken, stir to combine. Cook until heated throuh. Simmer on low until ready to serve.
Serve over white rice.


Tami said...

Oh my goodness - this is absolutely delicious!!! My entire family loved it.

Jeff thought is was so good he had a couple of men from church come over just to try it.

I highly recommend this dish!!!!

Starr said...

Thanks for that review Tami. I think posts like this will really help those who might be wondering if they should try the recipe or not. I'm glad it was a hit too! It's super easy, isn't it?

Claudia Farr said...

Sorry to correct you, but I am Brazilian and the correct way to write sauce in Portuguese is molho instead of mohlo :) I love your blog by the way.