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#1 Wed 21 Feb 07 5:17pm

dzemil

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From belgium
Member since Sun 05 Dec 04

problem with one of Jamie's receipe (chicken)

Hi everybody,

I bought lately the latest Jamie Oliver book, and I have a trouble with one receipe I'd like to do. I don't know the exact name (I don't have the book with me), but it's the receipe where Jamie stuffs the chicken with a lemon, and cooks it with potatoes.
In the french version of the book, there is something not logical about the order in which we do the things.
First, we cook the potatoes with the lemon for 10 minutes rights ? Then, we are supposed to stuff the chicken with the lemon, cook the chicken 45 minutes, and then add the potatoes for another 45 minutes (it(s by heart, so I might mistaken the times). However, it is said to put the potatoes while there are still very hot (but 45 minutes is very long). Second, it is said, before cooking the chicken to put the potatoes in the cooking plate. So finally, when are those potatoes supposed to cook ? Immediatly after being boiled with the chicken (but then, should I cook them only 45 minutes and then take them off to leave the chicken) or after 45 minutes ?

Could you please tell me how it's told in the english version of it ?
(I would rather wait and put the potatoes in the end, but they won't be warm anymore, and I can't boil them while the chicken is in the oven cause they are supposed to boil with the lemon which will be stuffed in the chicken).

Sorry, i'm very long and i don't know if I made myself clear in the end  mrgreen

Thank you for all your help,

Emilie

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#2 Wed 21 Feb 07 8:01pm

SusanneH

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Re: problem with one of Jamie's receipe (chicken)

Are we talking about the "cook with Jamie" book? I have problems recognizing the recipe, as the book's only whole chicken recipe seams to be the grilled spatchcocked (cut open so it lies flat) one... That doesn't seem to fit your description all that well. Any better guesses anyone?

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#3 Wed 21 Feb 07 8:59pm

Tanya

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Re: problem with one of Jamie's receipe (chicken)

Hello Emilie, welcome.......

Do you mean Jamie's recipe for Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary Roast Potatoes from his book "Jamie's Dinners"?  If so, here are the instructions from my English version of the book.

Hope this is of help.

Rub the chicken inside and out with a generous amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Do this in the morning if possible, then cover the chicken and leave it in the fridge until you are ready to start cooking it for lunch or dinner.  By doing this you'll make the meat really tasty when cooked.

Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/gas 5.  Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.  Cut the potatoes into golf ball sized pieces, put them into the water with the whole lemon and the garlic cloves and cook for 12 minutes.  Drain and allow to steam dry for 1 minute.  This will give you crispier potatoes, then remove the lemon and garlic.  Toss the potatoes in the pan while still hot so the outsides get chuffed up and fluffy - this will make them lovely and crispy when they roast.

While the lemon is still hot, carefully stab it about 10 times.  Take the chicken out of the fridge, pat it with kitchen paper and rub it all over with olive oil.  Push the garlic cloves, the whole lemon and the thyme into the cavity, then put the chicken into a roasting tray and cook in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.  Remove the chicken to a plate.  Some lovely fat should have cooked out of the chicken into the roasting tray, so toss the potatoes into this with the rosemary leaves.  Shake the tray around then make a gap in the centre of the potatoes and put the chicken back in.  If using the bacon, lay the rashers over the chicken breast and cook for a further 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are nice and golden.  You can tell the chicken is cooked when the thigh meat pulls easily away from the bone and the juices run clear.

I like to remove the bacon from the chicken and crumble it up over the potatoes.  Then I remove the lemon and garlic from inside the chicken, squeeze all the garlic flesh out of the skin, mush it up and smear it all over the chicken.  Throw away the lemon and rosemary and carve the chicken at the table.

If you have any further questions don't be afraid to ask.

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#4 Thu 22 Feb 07 11:31am

dzemil

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From belgium
Member since Sun 05 Dec 04

Re: problem with one of Jamie's receipe (chicken)

Tanya,

this is exactly it. I think the french version (but I'll check now I have the english version) is missing the part on tossing the potatoes in a pan.  Perfect. Thanks a lot (sorry, I didn't know the name of the book, in french, it's called "Original Version", but the recipe is exactly the one you described).

I'll try this chicken next week-end. Now I have the full recipe, I'm sure it's gonna be a success.

Thanks again,

Emilie

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