Do you want to eat something comforting yet fancy? This roasted chicken with Caesar dressing recipe is the answer. It’s the perfect combination of the three S’s: sweet, spicy, and savory.
● 1 whole chicken, remove the giblets
● 1 escarole head
● 2 teaspoons kosher salt
● 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
● ¼ teaspoon shio koji
● 14 cups zhi
● 2 tablespoons sugar
● ½ cup, plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
● 5 cloves confit garlic
● 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, fresh
● ¾ teaspoon black pepper
● 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
Ingredients (Caesar Dressing)
● 1 large egg yolk ● ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ● 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated ● 1 tablespoon water ● 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ● 1 medium garlic clove ● 2 cloves of garlic confit ● 4 oil-packed anchovies ● 1 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
● Spread the chicken on a baking sheet. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Leave uncovered and put it in the refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours
● For the koji marinade, take shio koji, confit garlic, lemon zest, Shabzi, sugar, and ½ cup of oil. Add it to the grinder, and mix until thick. Put the refrigerated chicken in a zip lock bag along with the koji marinade and then massage it in. Refrigerate the marinated chicken for 24 to 48 hours.
● Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put one rack in the middle of the oven and one at the bottom. Put the chicken on a roasting pan and place it on the middle rack without the marinade. Roast the chicken for about 1 hour.
● Add the potatoes, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and thyme into a pan and place it in the oven on the bottom rack. Roast for approximately 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Stir them once halfway.
● Once the chicken is well roasted, take it out and leave it for 10 minutes. Later, carve it into 8 pieces—2 breast halves, 2 drumsticks, 2 wings, and 2 thighs.
● Take the escarole and cut its head in half lengthwise, then chop it into large pieces. Take a skillet, add 1 tablespoon of oil to it, and heat it. Divide the escarole into 2 batches, put the first batch on the heated pan, and stir for about 1 minute.
Directions for Caesar Dressing
Add the egg yolk, Parmesan, water, garlic clove, lemon juice, confit garlic, mustard, and anchovies into the processor and mix until smooth. While processing, add oil to the mixture slowly. In a big bowl, add potatoes and escarole, pour ⅓ Caesar dressing, and mix it until it’s evenly spread. Place the mixture on the plate, put the chicken on top, and viola!
IKEA Has Shared its Secret Meatballs Recipe with the World
Hands up if you’ve been dreaming of the moment when you can finally leave your house and head to the nearest restaurant or eatery for a delicious meal? For most people, it’s not the idea of going outside that excites them, but rather the idea that they could be eating restaurant-quality food within just a few weeks. Yes, we’re all coming to the end of our quarantine cooking tether, but did you know that IKEA has now shared its secret meatballs recipe?
Closing Up Shop
With the world under lockdown, it should come as no surprise to hear that IKEA locations across the globe have closed up shop. They are no longer accepting customers into their hallowed hallways – and bedrooms, and kitchens, and living rooms – and they’re definitely not accepting customers into their in-store restaurants. Because of this, meatball lovers have not been able to make their way to IKEA for some high-quality food, and it seems to be taking its toll.
The First Mouthful
Many people are now dreaming of the first mouthful they take of restaurant-standard food, but it seems as though we don’t have to wait until the lockdown is lifted. That’s because IKEA has now released the recipe for their meatballs, something that has been a secret for decades. As if that wasn’t enough, they have also shared the recipe for their famous sauce as well!
Everything You Could Need
The kind souls behind the IKEA Twitter account decided to bless us all with the recipe for one of the best meals in the world, and they even created a handy recipe card and guide to talk cooks through the whole process. By the end of it, you should have IKEA-restaurant-quality meatballs, and then it’s down to you whether you want to pair it with mashed potatoes or some fries. The choice is yours.
Well, we know what we’ll be making for our dinner tonight.