Susans Scribblings: February 2011

What's for Dinner tonite?

We're not having an Oscar Party tonite but we will be watching the show.  I normally would prepare a buffett themed around the nominated movies but not this year - too much going on!

Instead, I thought on this cold, snowy wintery day there should be something warm and cozy in the oven sending a great aroma throughout the house.  So, I decided to grind up some wonderfully fragrant spices and have Moroccan Chicken

With my mortar and pestle, I grind up the following: 

Dry Spice Mix:

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/8 teaspoon fennel seed, ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • I then add all of those spices into my blender together with:

  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Blend it together on Pulse mode for about 8 spurts.

    Take a full chicken and rub the inside with about 1/4 of this paste mixture and then take 2 lemons and poke them all over with a fork and then insert inside the chicken and close it up.

    Rub the remaining paste all over the chicken and place in a roasting pan.  I like to quarter 4 or 5 potatoes and drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper and put them in the bottom of the roasting pan first together with a bunch of peeled and chopped carrots (or baby carrots).  Then place the chicken on top of the veggies.

    Roast the chicken for 2 hours or until the juices run clear.  Tent with foil if necessary.

     

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