Sunday, July 18, 2010

Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken (Part One)

(Note: Vegetarians and Vegans, beware. This post is full of dead chicken.)

How Alex and I spent our Saturday Night:

Chicken Prep

Meet George. He is our chicken. He is sassy and speaks with a French accent. He used to live in Mankato at Prairie Pride Farm where he spent his days in clover pastures, eating clover, alfalfa, oats, grasses, non-GMO corn, and bugs and being a chicken. Now, he is in my fridge, soon to become roasted, Zuni Cafe style.

Chicken Prep

We removed his organs. We (well, Alex) chopped off his neck. Then we gave him a bath and patted him very, very dry.

Drying the Chicken

Then we stuck our fingers between his skin and breasts and gave him herbal implants of sage, marjoram, thyme, and rosemary.

Giving the Chicken Herb Implants

We did the same to his thighs.

Then we rubbed him down with salt. Lots of salt. And some pepper. We even put some inside his cavity. Just a little. Not too much.

Chicken Post-Op

And now he sits in the fridge for two whole days before he is dinner.

1 comment:

  1. This is GREAT because one, I can recognize my sister's hands in these photos and two, I just cooked a chicken from start to finish in Nicaragua this week and it was nothing like this. George looks a little happier.

    Thanks for the post!