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    Monday, December 11, 2006

    The Ultimate BBQ Chicken

    Tyler Florence has a programme called The Ultimate and this is the recipe for his “Ultimate BBQ Chicken”
    And I can tell you it is “finger lickin” good
    and healthy enough to enter into Joanna of Joanna's Food event Heart of the Matter

    Have a look at her sites.

    There are a couple of important steps

    1 You must soak the chicken in brine at least
    2 hours in the fridge

    2. On the grill 5 minutes each side and then into a 200C oven

    3. The BBQ sauce which must be brushed on and cooked for the last 10 minutes of cooking

    It was the most moist BBQ Chicken I have ever eaten I am planning to do this at the staff Xmas party on Friday.
    I have made the BBQ sauce already.

    How easy is this?

    Sauté in a hot pan;
    3 rashers bacon
    1 finely chopped onion in
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    2 cups tomato ketchup
    2-3 sprigs of thyme leaves only
    Splash of red wine vinegar
    1 dessertspoon golden syrup (treacle if you have it)
    1 dessertspoon mustard powder
    1 dessertspoon ground cumin
    1 dessertspoon paprika

    Simmer 20 minutes
    Blend with a stick blender
    This will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

    Now the chicken
    I used thighs on the bone my favourite
    1 per person

    Make a brine of
    1 handful of salt
    1 handful sugar
    Few sprigs of thyme
    Enough water to cover your chicken

    Soak on the fridge for at least 2 hours can be longer
    Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Heat your oven to 200C

    Heat your grill pan till smoking it must be hot.
    Put skin side down
    Leave for at least 3 minutes then lift gently and turn 90 degrees
    After another 2 minutes turn and cook 5 minutes on the other side.

    Pop onto the oven another 10 minutes
    Remove brush with BBQ sauce generously
    Pop back in oven for another 10 minutes.
    This should be enough time to cook your nice fat thigh.

    Wow fantastic.

    Now of course I live with someone who hates chicken with the same passion
    that I have for loving it.

    So I bought a nice fat Ling steak.
    Ling is a deep sea fish...big fat steaks perfect for the BBQ or roasting
    Lightly oiled and seasoned
    Popped onto the grill
    3 minutes 1 side
    1 minute the other
    Brush with BBQ sauce and into the oven for another 5 minutes
    Remove from oven…rest of course

    And another;
    Wow fantastic this was so moist and delicious.

    How about a Beetroot and New Potato Hash

    December is the time for Jersey Benne potatoes the Queen of new potatoes.
    Of course steamed or boiled tossed in butter or olive oil seasoned well with
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    But this is an extra treat

    1 red onion finely chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 x small to medium beets
    Equal amount of Jersey Bennes

    Chopped parsley

    Roast beets…cool, peel and chop
    Steam or boil potatoes and dice
    Hot pan add oil and onions
    Cook 2 minutes

    Add potatoes sit for a couple of minutes to get colour
    Toss another couple of minutes
    Throw in beetroot…another 2 minutes to coat well with all and heat through.
    Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Garnish with chopped parsley

    Serve with your favourite protein and your favourite green.
    Was pretty good with the BBQ Chook and Fish


    Asha said...

    BBQ looks delicious!

    Beet and Potato hash very creative too!

    So Simple said...

    Thanks Asha I had the chicken cold tonight for was still really moist...a winner I think.
    Thank you USA it is an American thing