Tonight is pork chops Scarpariello!
Pork chops, garlic, onion, pickled hot cherry peppers, roasted red peppers and a little white wine!
This is also very good made with a combination of chicken and Italian sausage.
The recipe I use is based on one used by Rao's restaurant in East Harlem. It appears in the Rao's cookbook by Frank Pellegrino.
Scarpariello translates to shoemaker, it was not a flattering style of cooking. It was meant to be a sloppy untrained cook that used whatever he could find to make a meal. The story is that it originated with the Italian men who came to New York seeking work. They would share small rooms or apartments and designate one of the men to cook for the group.
I have no idea if this is true or not but, the pork chops are very tasty!