Basic roast chicken

Master the art of roasting a chicken to perfection so that it has a crunchy skin on the outside and juicy, tender meat underneath. Ingredients (serves 4) ±1.6kg whole chicken 1 lemon, halved 2 teaspoons olive oil Method Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a roasting pan. Place a wire rack into roasting pan. Trim…

Cajun-spiced fish with fresh corn salad

Colorful corn salad is a delicious side dish for any meal but goes exceptionally well with Cajun-style fish. Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 4 (175g each) boneless white fish fillets (we used hake fillets) Olive oil cooking spray Fresh corn salad 2 corn cobs, kernels removed 250g green beans, trimmed 1 small red…

Balsamic vinegar chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 small (about 1kg each) chickens 1 bunch coriander 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 to 2 long green chillies, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar Green salad and lime wedges, to serve Method Cut chickens in half lengthways. Remove and discard back bones (you can ask a butcher to…

Barbecued chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 corn cobs with husks attached 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 1 tbs fresh lemon juice Salt & freshly ground black pepper 4 (about 200g each) single chicken breast fillets, trimmed 800g sweet potao 4 red onions Method Use a wire brush to scrub clean your barbecue plate and grill before using.…

Herb roast chicken

Ingredients ± 2.4kg whole chicken 1/3 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons mixed dried herbs 8 small sweet potatoes, halved 600g jap pumpkin, peeled, chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled, chopped Steamed green beans, to serve Method Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Trim fat from chicken. Discard neck. Rinse chicken (including cavity). Pat dry with paper towel.…