Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend Cooking Update

So, results were pretty lackluster from my attempt at Herbed Roast Chicken... I'm not sure whether it was the recipe or me, but it was pretty disappointing. The basic recipe was to butterfly the chicken, cook it skin side down on the stove in a skillet, and then transfer the skillet to the oven to roast for 25 minutes before taking it out to flip it and coat with the herb butter mixture and then return to the oven to finish roasting. Well, I had a terrible time flipping it and ended up tearing off the skin on the breast as it all stuck to the skillet. The chicken was still moist and tender, but one of the reasons to do all that rigmarole was to end up with crispy skin. I also found out I'm not a huge fan of tarragon... oh well, live and learn.

I also picked up the ingredients to do a Proven├žal summer vegetable gratin to do today, so that will hopefully come out a little bit better and be worth documenting in detail. I'm on a really bad streak here, and hopefully this will snap me out of it.