Pork, should I repeat? PORK, PORK, PORK!! you know the way the Bible says God always knows what He is doing and has a reason to place you wherever you are? Well for me God knew that I just had to be a Christian or a protestant Christian at that. I don’t know how I would survive as a Jew or Muslim without enjoying or knowing the pleasure that pork meat can bring into your life.
Pork has this way of lightening up a dull day. It’s like the weather can be at 18 degrees Celsius but a plate of well cooked pork will make it into an amazingly warm day, perfect at 25 degrees with a cool breeze and you laying at the beach cocktail in hand. Or, you can be bored at home wondering what the hell the day has to offer and there is a plate of well marinated pork, juicy and sweet and spicy and out of nowhere there is a party in your mouth. This is what this pork chops will do for you.
Roast Chicken with Batata Harra
- 1 whole chicken (about 1.5 kg)
- 2 medium sized lemons
- 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
- 4 teaspoons dried rosemary (if you can get fresh even better)
- 1/2 clove of garlic (lightly crushed when bulb is whole)
Preheat oven to 250°C
Remove the chicken from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking.
Clean the chicken thoroughly with cold water then dry it with a towel
salt and pepper the cavity of the chicken
Clean 1 lemon and prick it all over using the tip of a sharp knife or fork. Put inside the chickens cavity with 2 teaspoons of rosemary and garlic.
Season chicken with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Squeeze about half of the remaining lemon on the chicken rubbing well to ensure it’s evenly seasoned. Finally rub the remaining rosemary on the chicken.
Reduce the oven temperature to about 200°C. Place chicken on middle shelf and cook for about 1hr.
Cooking time will vary depending on the oven used. Chicken is done if chicken is pricked and the juices are clear.
Serve with Potatoes or roast veggies
For roasted root veggies peel potatoes, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes etc and put in the baking dish with the chicken turn over every to mins to cook evenly
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