A Book Review.
Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler instructs you how to tie up, rub down, and stuff a chicken…from the point of view of the chicken. With recipes such as Extra-Virgin Breasts, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, Dripping Thighs and Pound Me Tender, this certainly does not read like your grandma’s cookbook.
This New York Times bestseller is certainly a bit disturbing, so naturally I couldn’t wait to try out one of the recipes. I am a sucker for bacon so I had to try the “Chicken with a Lardon” – roasted chicken covered in bacon with sweet paprika and stuffed with orange. Although I felt I needed to apologize after prepping (or should we say violating) the chicken, it turned out heavenly. The chicken was juicy with only a hint of orange flavor and the bacon was crispy and oh so good.
We paired the chicken with roasted red pepper quinoa and pan roasted garlic green beans. And a 2010 Alta Gracia Araujo.
Thanks Selina and Mike for gifting us this book! It was super funny and entertaining and made me look at raw chicken in a whole new way.