Monday, April 28, 2008

Roast chicken (our very own)

Last night we ate the Indian Game rooster that hubby had butchered while I was away on my travels. For what looked like a small bird it was 2kgs in weight so not bad at all.

I stuffed it with a mixture of prune, couscous and pistachios, also a little fresh ginger, cardamom and cayenne. Then I roasted it in the oven for a couple of hours. Very nice.

Our first attempts at eating our own chicken weren't quite so successful as previously we took the feathers and skin off together as it was much easier than plucking. However, the meat dries out too easily without the skin so it's worth the extra effort to pluck the bird, rather than take the easier option. One or two errant feathers still remaining in the skin came out after cooking so no problem there.

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