Not a recipe from a friend but a recipe from a magazine that I swear I would give money to recover. It was called Chicken with Apple and Onions ( or something similar). To others it probably doesn’t sound appealing. To me and my family it introduced some flavours that seemed incredibly exotic. I made it many many times. I have tried to re-create it with no success. I have searched and searched with the same amount of success. Perhaps if I ever found it I would go longer like it. Nothing would surprise me.
It involved chicken parts, small onions, apple, ground ginger, nutmeg, a chicken bouillon cube... See what I mean? Nothing to write home about. But the combination of flavours was something all of my family enjoyed and that was a rare treat in itself.
I get your frustration even though we’re coming from different angles at the missing recipe story.