In a Fine Cooking (August/September, 1997) Magazine, there was a recipe that looked insanely delicious for Lemongrass Chicken.
I’ve held onto the recipe for the past 13 years, planning to make it “one of these days”. As so many really wonderful sounding recipes, It seemed rather labor intensive–so I
easily put it off.
It’s not, however, nearly as cumbersome to make as it looks. And cutting lemongrass is such exquisite pleasure! I love to deeply inhale its inimitable, citrusy essence. This is the ultimate aroma therapeutic experience.
I selected an air-chilled roaster from Whole Foods. Trust me – I won’t spend additional money on a food item unless it’s guaranteed to be sustainably raised, harvested and I, frankly, have a better eating experience. To date, air-chilled
chicken always provides me a meatier, more flavorful and moist bird. The skins crisps and browns beautifully when roasted. My 4# bird cost about $9.40.
I made some minor changes to both recipes but, for the most part, left it unchanged. And yes, it tastes just as good as it looks!
I served this with green tea soba noodles (to soak up the flavorful dipping sauce) and steamed baby bok choy.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Once again, I’m late to the party, waving my freak flag. My favorite food and writing bloggers pump out relevant blogs several times a week–how do they do it? These days between exhausting road trips taking care of family matters (er, drama), insuring my third and final edit was returned squeaky clean (wine, please), and squeezing in basal cell skin cancer … Full recipe post »
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