Jack is Cooking Sancocho

Well Hello Internet!

a few weeks ago, i made a delicious South American/Caribbean dish called Sancocho.  There are many different ways to make this dish, each one unique to the particular country that makes it.  

The recipe that i made was a Colombian version i believe.  its pretty easy to make, it just takes a couple of hours.  heres what you’ll need:

1 head of garlic
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 small Spanish onion, chopped
1 habenero chile, chopped
2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 gallon water
1.5 tablespoons glace de poulet
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1 (3 to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces (with bones!!!)
1 small yucca, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 green plantain, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
10-12 small purple potatoes, halved
2 ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
3 ears corn, cut in 3 pieces

First! saute the garlic, carrots, peppers, onion, chile and 1 cup of cilantro with some olive oil until everything is tender.

next take all these soft veggies, and a little of the water and puree them in a blender:

Then, in a really big pot, mix the puree with the water, glace de poulet, cumin, and season with salt and pepper. Bring this to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes.

Add the chicken and simmer for another 20 minutesish

add in the yucca and the green plantain (chop this into bite size pieces) and simmer for 20 minutes more. then add the potatoes, the ripe plantain, and the corn and simmer for another 30 minutes.

In a blender, combine the remaining 1 cup cilantro and a little of the stew broth and puree.  mix into the stew, and season with some salt and pepper.  

serve in a bowl, making sure that everybody gets a little of everything!  this makes quite a bit of soup, and can be frozen in the freezer to enjoy at a later date!

mmmm mmmmm delicious!

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