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Posting because omnomnom, this was the perfect summer meal [Jan. 16th, 2011|09:19 pm]
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Roast chicken with roast sweet potato and a zucchini and almond salad.

I've always avoided roast chicken out of a vague fear of death or something. However, my former housemate kitty_ryan swears that, actually, no, a roast chook was easy. And she was right!

Chicken
Rinse and dry the chicken; rub salt and pepper into the outside and stuff with two small lemons (both with holes poked in them), several cloves of garlic and a couple of sprigs of rosemary. Cube a large sweet potato and roast it in the pan with the chicken for the full hour and a half.

Roast it for 30 minutes breast down at 180C then turn it breast up for 30 minutes and then turn it again, roasting it for a final 30 minutes at 200C.

I didn't bother with gravy as I was trying to keep this a light, summery meal.

Zucchini salad
Roast half a cup of slivered almonds.
Combine with a (very) finely sliced, blanched zucchini, a couple of very finely sliced spring onions and lemon juice for dressing.
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[User Picture]From: daroos
2011-01-16 07:01 pm (UTC)
zuccini salad sounds especially interesting as summers leave me with them coming out of my ears!
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[User Picture]From: _bounce_
2011-01-17 05:53 am (UTC)
They are awesome. Or! You mix it with pasta and call it pasta salad.
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