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Beer in Can Chicken – A Special Grilling Challenge

While reading about the fun history or Mardi Gras, I came across this recipe. I’ve thought of sharing this as its true that some of us would hardly think that cooking with beer can qualify as gourmet. Not when you have tried this yourself, as well. This serves 4.

Ingredients

• 1 (4-pound) whole chicken
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 tablespoons salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 3 tablespoons of your favorite dry spice rub
• 1 can beer

Preparation

1. Remove neck and giblets from chicken and discard.

2. Rinse chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub inside and out with salt, pepper and dry rub. Set aside.

4. Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps so that the can is half full). Place beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can.

5. Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod.

6. Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat (i.e. no coals or burners on, or directly under, the bird), with the grill cover on, for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh, or until the thigh juice runs clear when stabbed with a sharp knife.

7. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe source : American Feast’s Sustainable Food Blog

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Roasted Zucchini with Pesto

Have you tried pesto?

September is still harvest time. It sounds wonderful and feels so country.  Our local farmers’ market should be as large with as many alternatives of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. One best thing about this whole thing is the opportunity to learn making food from scratch, from what is available.

Here’s a recipe suggested by Your Smart Kitchen Blog.

Ingredients

  • 2 Zucchini, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Pesto
  • Oregano
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Mix olive oil, pesto, oregano, garlic, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat each chunk of zucchini with the mixture and spread out on a baking sheet. Roast till browning (about 6 minutes) and then flip the zucchini pieces over and let roast for another 7 or so minutes until then are tender. Serve warm with other delicious sides.