I am one happy mama when I got these goodies from a generous sponsor. I can’t contain my happiness especially when I realized that it is my trusted brand that I have been using in the kitchen for the longest time – Doña Elena for Olive and Sesame Oil, and Good Life for the bread crumbs and different kinds of noodles.
No time to research for never-tried recipes so I just prepared the usual staple in our dinner table. So, kitchen diva mode on!
Six years ago, I first tried the 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken recipe – oven-baked chicken in lots of garlic (yes, that’s 40 cloves of garlic) and submerged in a generous amount of Olive Oil. Turned out really mouth-watering that it became a favorite dish when there’s an occasion. A year ago, I learned about “brining” poultry especially when roasting or baking. I tried brining a whole chicken with spices and a little bit of olive oil. So this is the secret of “simo’t-sarap”! It was so tender, juicy and flavorful! I used my ever favorite Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil for brining and baking.