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Recipe: Sicilian chicken and oranges

Without risking Mafia-style retribution.

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    This recipe comes from Signora Serafina Giannalia of Palermo, who made an unplanned stay in a Sicilian fracture clinic unexpectedly entertaining. Her family fed and fussed over me, wanted to know whether I knew Wayne Rooney and the Queen, and what I thought of Camilla. I asked if they knew the difference between the Sicilian mother and the Jewish mother. The former says to her children: "Eat up or I'll kill you!". The latter says: "Eat up or I'll kill myself". They liked that and said if I didn't include this recipe in my next book, I'd end up swimming with the fishes.

    You could use turkey or veal instead of chicken, without risking Mafia-style retribution.

    Serves 6

    Ingredients

    ● 6 chicken escalopes or breasts, coated in egg and matzo meal (or breadcrumbs)
    ● 4 tbsp olive oil
    ● 4-5 shallots
    ● 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
    ● 2 oranges - one juiced and the other cut in thin slices.
    ● Dried oregano

    Method

    ● Chop the shallots and fry in oil in a large pan over medium heat until soft.
    ● Stir in the tomatoes, then remove the vegetables from the pan.
    ● Add a little oil to the pan and fry the escalopes until brown on each side. Arrange the vegetables back around the chicken.
    ● Add the orange juice to the pan, and lay the orange slices on top of the meat. Sprinkle with a little oregano, salt and pepper.
    ● Cover and cook on a low light for about 10 minutes until the meat is cooked through.

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