Inspired by Modern Family

Gloria’s Colombian Ajiaco

A Colombian dish for one of my favourite characters from Modern Family, Gloria!
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

1 hour 20 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Gloria’s Colombian Ajiaco

Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom that revolves around three different types of families (nuclear, step- and same-sex) living in the Los Angeles area, who are interrelated through Jay Pritchett and his children, Claire Dunphy (née Pritchett) and Mitchell Pritchett. Patriarch Jay is remarried to a much younger woman, Gloria Delgado Pritchett (née Ramirez), a passionate Colombian immigrant with whom he has a young son, Fulgencio Joseph “Joe” Pritchett, and a son from Gloria’s previous marriage, Manuel “Manny” Delgado.

Jay’s daughter Claire was a homemaker, but has returned to the business world. She is now the chief executive of her father’s business, Pritchett’s Closets and Blinds. She is married to Phil Dunphy, a realtor and a self-professed “cool dad”. They have three children: Haley Dunphy, a stereotypically ditzy girl; Alex Dunphy, an intelligent but nerdy middle child; and Luke Dunphy, the off-beat only son.

Jay’s lawyer son Mitchell and his husband Cameron Tucker have one adopted daughter, Lily Tucker-Pritchett. As the name suggests, this family represents a modern-day family and episodes are comically based on situations that many families encounter in real life.

Ingredients

4 Chicken Thighs
1 Onion (roughly chopped)
3 Garlic Clones (roughly chopped)
Salt
Pepper
2 tbsp Olive oil
250ml Chicken Stock
100g New Potatoes (cut into bite size pieces)
2 Corn-on-the-Cobs (halved)
1 bunch Coriander, with stems (washed well and tied with string)
1 bunch Spring Onions (washed and tied with string)
2 avocados (pitted, peeled and thinly sliced, to serve)
1 tsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)

I love Modern Family and it’s sad that is coming to an end this year. I’ve seen the Instagram and Twitter posts saying farewell to the cast and crew and whilst it will take a while to air in the UK, I will still miss it!

Rewatching old episodes is always hilarious. Whilst they have a progressive order you could easily watch them randomly like with Friends or Big Bang Theory. Personally I think it’s become a classic sitcom and my family still quote a lot of the lines from the show, like “Shake it, Cam” or “the baby cheeses”!

It’s sad to see it go but all good things come to an end and I’m glad I’ve watched it from the start!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes then add the chicken to brown on each side. Pour in the stock and raise the heat to high. When the mixture boils, lower the heat to medium-low, then cover and simmer.
Step 2
Cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter, reserving the cooking liquid in the pot. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Cut or tear the chicken thighs into bite-size strips and discard the bones.
Step 3
Place the potatoes in the pot with the leftover cooking liquid and turn the heat to medium. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the corn-on-the-cob, coriander and the spring onions. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, but not overcooked.
Step 4
Remove the coriander and spring onions and return the chicken to the pot. Simmer a few minutes more until the chicken is warmed through. Ladle the soup into individual bowls and add the corn-on the cob, spring onions and avocado to the side and top with the coriander leaves.

 

Gloria's Colombian Ajiaco

A Colombian dish for one of my favourite characters from Modern Family, Gloria!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Lidded Saucepan
  • Twine

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Onion roughly chopped
  • 3 Garlic Clones roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 250 ml Chicken Stock
  • 100 g New Potatoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Corn-on-the-Cobs halved
  • 1 bunch Coriander with stems (washed well and tied with string)
  • 1 bunch Spring Onions washed and tied with string
  • 2 avocados pitted, peeled and thinly sliced, to serve
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes then add the chicken to brown on each side. Pour in the stock and raise the heat to high. When the mixture boils, lower the heat to medium-low, then cover and simmer.
  • Cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter, reserving the cooking liquid in the pot. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Cut or tear the chicken thighs into bite-size strips and discard the bones.
  • Place the potatoes in the pot with the leftover cooking liquid and turn the heat to medium. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the corn-on-the-cob, coriander and the spring onions. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, but not overcooked.
  • Remove the coriander and spring onions and return the chicken to the pot. Simmer a few minutes more until the chicken is warmed through. Ladle the soup into individual bowls and add the corn-on the cob, spring onions and avocado to the side and top with the coriander leaves.
Keyword Modern Family, TV Show

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Inspiration

Recipe idea

Modern Family
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