Unfortunately for El Salvador, they've never had an olympian make it to the podium for a medal of any colour - so London 2012 could be a first for them. But with just ten athletes competing in seven disciplines, the odds are possibly stacked against them.
|It's almost gold rather than silver|
Eventually I happened across a recipe for Pollo Encebollado or Chicken Smothered with Onions. It's commonly cooked in several Central American countries and I picked it because it was something that was simple to do on a work night and - I hoped - would be family friendly.
In a nutshell, it's just chicken simmered with onions, stock and wine. Inoffensive, not spicy, just plain and tasty. Of course, I wimped out and let the husband have his usual baked chicken with Uncle Ben's microwave rice and Miss A had scampi and plain boiled rice although she did share my chicken with me and declared it yummy.
It's something I'd definitely consider cooking again although it looks a little insipid on plain white rice - I'm sure the husband would be more likely to eat it if it came with a pile of sautéed potatoes. I think this deserves a silver medal for the combination of ease and taste. Well done, El Salvador. Onwards to Guinea Bissau tomorrow!
You can find the recipe I used here.