28 September 2016

Pollo con Jalapeños Acristalamiento y Pimientos Rojos, Verdes y Naranjas

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The movie Frida was the subject of this month's Food 'n' Flix.  This is a beautiful film that makes you uncomfortable in many ways, but ultimately finds you in a place between passion for her work or deeply sorrowful for the painful life she led.  Thanks to our hostess, Debra at Eliot's Eats for this wonderful selection!


The movie has interesting cinematography, weaving a story about a young, passionate, full-of-life girl who is tragically injured in an accident that keeps her in constant pain, a "Yellow Submarine" type of cartoon that pops up randomly here and there, and a eloquent musical of beautiful ethnic music.  I knew of Frida, but did not understand her work, the movie was wonderful in helping understand what she was painting and why.

The movie moves between her pain, her politics, her tempestuous marriage, her husband's betrayals, and her art, not so much in a seamless manner, but in one that jerks you into the reality of the time.  The movie starts in the 1920s and moves through the 1950s. The costuming is wonderful and the way the director pieces the film together is brilliant.

Two Oscars were won for this film, one for Best Musical and another for Best Make Up but Salma Hayek was nominated as Best Actress. 

Personally, I loved Ashley Judd's role, too.

The film had a few food scenes, but the one that inspired me was the big sit down meal when Leon Trotsky (played by Geoffry Rush) comes to stay with them when things get heated between him and Stalin.  The lavish food scene is beautiful.

I named this simple dish in Spanish to capture its beautiful artistry of multi color peppers and succulent chicken.  The dish is made separately and then combined, much like the meal served at the table in Mexico.  




First, we smoke chicken thighs (we like the juicy meat and the ease of getting the chicken off the bone.  We let them rest in their own juices while we prepared the rest of the meal.




 Pollo con Jalapeños Acristalamiento y Pimientos Rojos, Verdes y Naranjas

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2 T candied jalapenos
1 onion, sliced
1 large carrot, shredded
2 T grapeseed oil (can use olive oil, too)
salt and pepper
Fox Pointe seasoning (Vom Faas)

Saute vegetables in oil until tender, seasoning with salt and pepper, and Fox Pointe seasoning.  Plate the vegetables, layer chicken on top, and top with the candied jalapenos.  Serve.

Delicious with tortillas, too!
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31 comments :

  1. Frida + yummy food!!! This post is a winner in my book!!! Plus this is totally something I would eat and can eat on my current no carb kick. I just want to reach through my computer and have a bite. :)
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  2. Your blog makes me SO hungry! Oh this looks so good if I wasn't already making dinner in my crockpot I would be making this guess I know what I will be making this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This sounds so delicious. The sound of those candied jalapenos against smoked chicken are totally making my mouth water!

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  4. this look amazing. I know my family would enjoy this a lot so will be trying it soon. thank you.

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  5. The movie sounds wonderful! I would love to see the food scene. Your recipe is beautiful~definitely something I would enjoy!

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  6. This sounds so delicious! I love tasty peppers with chicken... I'm super hungry after looking at these pictures!

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  7. I lived in Spain while in high school as an exchange student. I loved the food and miss it! This will be a welcome dish to make today for the taste and the memories!

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  8. The costumes in this movie were as colorful and vibrant as the dish you whipped up, Terri!

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  9. I would love to try this recipe out! I can understand how the food scenes helped the movie, this looks beautiful. I never heard of smoked jalapeno's!

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  10. I've not heard of this movie but I'm going to check it out! Plus the recipe looks to die for!

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  11. Looks delicious and perfect for the whole family. I would love to make this for my husband (he lived in mexico for 2 years!)

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  12. I actually have yet to see that movie but I definitely want to - sounds so interesting! Also this dish looks amazing! I love the colors, it just looks so flavorful!

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  13. This looks absolutely amazing! I love anything with peppers, so I can not wait to try this...Pinned to try this weekend :-)

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  14. That looks so tasty and colorful. I love the flavor combinations and what a fun way to spice up chicken.

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  15. That look so good! I can't imagine the chicken being dry at all. It looks like you can't mess it up! That's my type of recipe.

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  16. I haven't seen the movie but seems like I would want to watch it. I might also try making a vegetarian version of this dish, sounds delicious.

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  17. I love eating peppers, I throw them in 90% of our food! This dish looks delicious. I'd definitely give it a try!

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  18. I love using peppers when I cook! This recipe is so colorful and looks flavorful and delicious! Yum!

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  19. Yum, yum! This looks so incredible! I definitely need to save this recipe to try next week!

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  20. I don't think I've ever seen Frida! I love using bell peppers when I cook but don't get to add them often as my hubby hates them! He loves jalepenos though!

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  21. Girl you are always posting such delicious food! I'm really trying to step out of our normal dinner options and step it up! Things with kids are crazy so I always make the easiest option possible. Now that they're getting a little more independent, it's time!

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  22. What a gorgeous dish!! I'll bet that it tasted as good as it looks.

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  23. What a gorgeous dish! And I think you described the film perfectly!

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  24. Just gorgeous and the colors do reflect the film. Smoked chicken gives it so much more flavor and love the candied jalapeno!

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  25. I haven't seen Frida before, but I love how you combine food and movies like that. I think that is so creative!

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  26. Looks so vibrant--just like the movie!

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  27. I have never heard of this dish before but it looks amazing. I love peppers and chicken and so this would be right up my alley.

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  28. I haven't seen the movie Frida, but i love the idea of it. I would love to try a vegetarian version of this dish. Let's see if i can put sonethibg together

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  29. Wow! That looks extremely good. I may have to make it for my family. Fjtodd

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  30. This looks like yummy spicy food. Something my father would absolutely love!

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