Friday, 19 August 2011

BBQ Beer Butt Chicken, Spanish Tortilla & Coleslaw- TRY THIS!!!

Jamie OIivers Beer Butt Chicken...we came up with some other interesting names for this!!! My conscious felt bad for the chicken, it was like just one more final humiliation for the poor (BUT Free Range Chicken)

Make up a seasoning for the chicken, Paprika, smoked chilli flakes, oregano, ground ginger, fennel seeds, salt & pepper. Put about 2 teaspoons of each in a pestle & morter and grind up with 3 tablespoons of olive oil so it makes a good paste. Then smother all over the chicken, under the skin of the chicken breast and the underneath and inside.

 VERY IMPORTANT...Drink half of the can of Bud before stuffing the chicken with it.

-REMEMBER to put the bit you drink out up face up so the beer doesn't pour out when you put it in the chicken. Also maybe use a small can depending on the size of you chicken.

Add a bunch of fresh thyme to the chicken, where it's head would have been :-(

When adding it to the bbq make sure you make a hole in the coals so the coals are arranged in a kind of circle so it cooks around the chicken, add the bbq lid to speed up cooking time.

Coleslaw- 2 Carrots grated, 1/2 Red Cabbage, finely sliced, coriander chopped,  raddish's finely grated with a potato peeler. Red wine vinegar, salt & pepper, dijonaise.

Spainish Omelette/tortilla-

Peel and chop potatoes into 1/2 cm cubes then rinse the starch off them and saute them in a frying pan with olive oil until soft (I probably let mine brown too much, but it tasted great still), if you want to make a super thick one then fry your potatoes in batches. You can also add finely cubed white/spainish onion to give it a really nice sweetness, add salt & black pepper and keep plenty of olive oil in the pan.
Before adding the whisked eggs and milk ( 6 eggs for a big one) make sure you add extra olive oil to the pan so it comes out easily (I forgot about this!!) 
-A good tip to help it cook evenly is to cut into the tortilla with a knife as it's cooking so the raw egg goes to the bottom and cooks quicker. Make sure your heats not on too high as you don't want to burn the bottom. You can take it off the heat when it's still slightly underdone as it will carry on cooking and tastes better this way.
Apparently you should never eat left over tortilla straight from the fridge it should at least be at room temperature. 

Looking good...

My Fav picture, the chicken made me piss myself the whole way through cooking it, just had to keep going back to take another look, it's rediculous!! There must be another  way!!! Slightly or even mildly less humiliating for the bird!! NOt sure I'm into stuffing cans up birds arses :-(

YUMMMMM, YUM, YUM! Nice one Jamie!!

The perfect combo, Summer chicken Dinner

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