Angie Martinez has been in the radio industry for decades and is known as “the voice of New York.” The voice of Jess Blank sat down with her to learn more about her new cookbook, co-written with “Top Chef” Angelo Sosa, called “Healthy Latin Eating.”
Angie and Angelo gave a cooking lesson in the kitchen of Añejo, located in Tribeca. It’s one of Angie’s favorite recipes.
Quinoa Con Pollo
For the chicken:
5 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup chopped Spanish onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 cups dry red quinoa
1¼ cups chopped tomatoes (canned are fine)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
¼ cup pitted green olives
In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the olive oil with the chicken, ½ teaspoon salt, the paprika, cumin, and turmeric. Toss well and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and sweat until aromatic, about 6 minutes. Add the quinoa, and stir to combine. Add 2 ½ cups of water and bring to a simmer. Stir in the tomatoes, oregano, and cilantro, then cover. Remove from the heat and let steam undisturbed for 20 minutes.
In a large skillet over medium, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. When hot, add the marinated chicken and cook until golden on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes.
To serve, fluff the quinoa with a fork. Season with salt. Transfer to a large platter, top with the chicken, and garnish with the olives and cilantro sprigs.