Cretan olive oil & recipes


Rooster with wine and extra virgin olive oil "Arcadas gold"


  • 1 Rooster 1500-1900 grams
  • 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Mani Castles"
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of dry red wine
  • 4 medium size onions
  • 5-6 medium size tomatoes
  • 3 spoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 laurel leaves
  • 10 pepper grains
  • Salt & Pepper

You wash the rooster and cut in pieces. Wash the pieces thoroughly and dry them off. Pill off the onions and wash them good. You pass the onions from a medium size grater and put them in a bowl together with the pilled garlic.

In a big casserole you put the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and after heating it you add the onions and the garlic until they get a brownish color. At that time you add the rooster and you turn the pieces slowly until both two sides get a brownish color. When you finish with the pieces of the rooster, add the cup of dry red wine and let it boil for 5 minutes.

You wash and grate the tomatoes at the grater. In a ceramic-pot with a cover, place the content of the casserole. Melt the 3 spoons of tomato paste in ½ cup of water and add it with the grated tomatoes in the casserole.

Add pepper, salt, the laurel leaves and two cups of water. Cover the ceramic-pot and put it in the oven at 180°C.

The secret is to simmer the rooster in his own broth at a low fire for about 2 hours. The food will be ready when the meat is soft and the sauce is thicken.

You can serve it with pasta.

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