I’m getting serious this year about cooking. The first step in getting serious is making a roast chicken. A delicious roast chicken: crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, flavorful, lots of jus. And the fact is, everyone seems to think that if you can roast a deliciosa chicken, you can do anything.
HOLY CRAP I did it! I’ve toyed with the idea of roasting a chicken for a YEAR, which is sort of embarrassing (really? a whole year to get the b__s to roast a chicken?) but then again I lived in Manhattan where roast chicken is the cheapest thing in the menu (and inevitably better than anything I could do).
Now living in residential Park Slope where Sunday supper is de riguer, I checked out epicurious.com for the easiest, foolproof-roast chicken recipe…and I think I found it. My first roast chicken was, I must humbly admit, really awesome and SIMPLE. Fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil, juniper berries and black peppercorns, food-processed together into a coarse sauce and spread ino those little crevices between skin and meat. I threw some pearl onions in the dish for good measure, just cuz. A little over an hour later and I had perfection, served up with a green salad and mashed potatoes.
Here’s the recipe if you’ve been wanting to host Sunday Supper.