After my " back door" medical rant yesterday I started thinking about Lemon Roasted Chicken.
My nephew, amazing cook and TV cuisine programme writer and director, educated me on the epicurian delight of popping a lemon inside a chook before roasting...v European!
Lemon Roasted Chicken Pollo al Limone
1 free range chicken ( 1.25 kgs)
4 large cloves of garlic, finely sliced into strips
1 branch fresh rosemary
1/4 cup melted butter
Pre heat oven to 180°.
Slice garlic into strips and de-leaf rosemary. Make small holes in the skin over the back of the chicken with the point of a small knife and insert rosemary and garlic.
Cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until the juices run clear. Take out of oven, cover with tinfoil and set aside for about 10 minutes before carving.
Serve with fresh steamed french beans drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice.