Pullam Frontarium

We are supposed to be studying Latin as part of our homeschool program. The software they offer for Latin isn't fabulous; it tends to drop story lines and they make you play confusing games of tetris to win virtual money to outfit your virtual avatar in different sneakers. What the he-- this is about, I have no idea.
On the plus side, they do these little lessons on Roman Culture which include recipies from Apicius modified so you can make them at home. Fun stuff.
A few nights ago, the boys whipped up a batch of Pullam Frontarium.

1 kilo chicken pieces (we used breasts but a whole chicken cut up would be better...)
1/3 cup olive oil
1.5 cups white grape juice or a sweet white wine
2 tsp salt
1 leek white parts sliced into rings
1/3 cup fresh coriander chopped
pepper to taste
fig syrup (you can make your own by boiling figs in a bit of water and sugar, then straining.)

Pan fry chicken in oil until slightly browned, remove from pan.
Drain off most of the oil.
Saute leeks until browned & translucent.
Place chicken, leeks, wine, salt & pepper into a baking pan and bake at 180(c) for about 35-45 min or until done (less if the meat is off the bone)
When cooked, top with about 2tbsp fig syrup and chopped coriander. Serve over rice.

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