Sofrito, Italian Style

Sofrito
Fifty Percent Red Onion, twenty five percent Celery, twenty five percent Carrot. Note to self: finer dice on the carrot next time.

Sofrito
Medium Heat, Small Dice, Olive Oil. This is how it looked at the start. Still organized and intact.

Sofrito
One hour in (60 minutes in metric). Veg is breaking down like a fraction.

Sofrito
Two hours in. Things are falling apart in a good way. Lower the heat and/or add more oil if it starts to stick.

Sofrito
Three hour in. Concentrated flavor. Freeze in ice cube trays to use later.

 

Acid Chicken with Onions and Potatoes

Chicken Potatoes and Onions
Chicken with Onions and Potatoes

Umami Sauce
White Wine, Lemon, Capers, Garlic, Anchovies = Umami. Way more lemon then I have ever offered up to this dish. Taste buds explode, then I craved another bite. Like eating way too hot salsa. The only way to mitigate the pain is to keep eating. Potatoes were a perfect respite.

Umami Sauce
Umami on the heat

Breaded Chicken
Braised Chicken back into the sauce