This is one of my favorite pargiot (chicken) dishes. I love making garlic this way because I make a big batch of it and it lasts for weeks in the fridge. I use the garlic as needed in chicken, salads or on crackers and I use the olive oil for cooking or in salad dressings. It is just a win win!
Don’t be afraid of a whole fish and don’t be afraid if the skin comes off a bit when you are turning it over. Invest in a fish spatula and it will make a world of difference. I used an amazing blend of high quality olives (with pits!) but feel free to use whichever olives you like best. If you don’t like whole fish or don’t want to deal with the bones, you can make this dish with fish filet, just cook it for half the time and add only half the amount of water.
Even if you don’t have a vegetarian coming to the meal, it is always nice to have a tofu dish. Feel free to add a chili pepper to this recipe to spice things up a bit!
I love the natural smokiness of the eggplant. You could also cook it in your oven on broil but it won’t taste nearly as good. I think it is worth making your stove top a bit ashy for!
Miso is the elegant Japanese term for fermented soybean paste. When mixed with sweet and spices and cooked it creates a unique but gentle flavor. It lasts up to a year in the fridge, so if you buy it once, place it in a jar or container and pull it out when needed. You can make this recipe without the paste and it will still be bold and colorful and delicious! You can make this dish with any cut of chicken (or tofu!), just cook longer or shorter depending on the cut and remember on the bone is always juicier!