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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Happy Canada Day! Our menu is Grilled Split Chicken with Ras el Hanout and Pomegranate Molasses

Grilled Split Chicken
Happy Canada Day Weekend.

1 6-8 lb (2.5 - 4kg) Free Range Chicken (Available locally at Crampton's Market, St. Norbert's Farmer's Market, DeLuca's, The Forks Meat Market, etc.)

1/2 cup Pomegranate Molasses (Available locally at Halal Meats and Specialty Foods on Maryland, Dino's Grocery Mart on Notre Dame)
1/2 pickled lemon, PEEL only, chopped (see above for availability)
2-3 tbs Ras el Hanout (now also available at Crampton's Market!)
splash rose water
pinch salt
1/4 cup olive oil

In a bowl, combine last 6 ingredients. Split chicken by cutting through breast bone and flatten open. Rub spice/pomegranate mixture over chicken on all sides. Chill for a few hours.

Heat up BBQ to high heat. Place chicken on hot grill and sear on both sides for a few minutes. Reduce heat or place on cooler side of BBQ and cook chicken slower, basting until meat is ready to fall off of the bone. Let rest and serve with flat breads, rice and grilled vegetables.


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