John, being a top chef, does know how to spatchcock
a chicken (by now I've learned it involves flattening the bird a la Nandos) and he has made breast of spatchcock
on cavolo nero.
The wood fired spatchcock
drizzled with a fragrant lemon sauce
Many (but not all) of the proffered dishes are hearty main courses with meat, such as Lamb and Pepper Casserole, Veal and Pork Loaf, and Roast Marinated Spatchcock
Chicken, but others are worthy side courses such as Roast Tomatoes, Peppers Provencal, Ratatouille, or Caprese Salad.
For a more hearty selection, linefish, spatchcock
lemon and herb baby chicken or garlic prawns are also the order of the day.
Doctor turned cookery maestro Tim had just under an hour to help me master spatchcock
poussin with crispy potatoes - a recipe from MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker.
We were shown how to spatchcock
(that's open out and flatten) a poussin (that's a posh word for a small chicken) before marinating it in lemon, thyme, sugar, smoked paprika, garlic and seasoning.
The dishes that stood out included the Tuna Tartare with Beluga Caviar and a Quail Egg in a Scallop Pouch, Wagyu with Lime and Wasabi, Tetsuya's signature dish Confit of Petuna Ocean Trout served with Konbu and Fennel and the twice cooked de-boned Spatchcock
with Foie Gras and Gobo.
The grasshopper pie was inspired by some dessert she saw on an American TV programme (and the fact she liked Creme de Menthe as a kid); the spatchcock
poussin and sourdough croutons on something she'd scoffed in San Francisco; the Korean calimari on her love of oriental supermarkets; and the spaghetti with Marmite on a recipe developed by one of her favourite chefs.
Available from Tesco and Sainsbury's, the Whole Poussin and Spatchcock
Poussin (both 450g) will be marketed under the Suffolk-based company's own Gressingham Foods brand.
Fans of popular favourites such as the double cheeseburger, pulled pork sandwich, chilli pimp dogs and piri piri spatchcock
chicken, will be pleased to hear that they will be staying on the menu.
For today's recipe, I've used a whole spatchcock
chicken, which works amazingly well with this recipe.
My local butcher helped me with the lamb whereas Asda helped with two nice spatchcock
Later, the camp had a Jungle Thanksgiving Dinner of mutton bird, spatchcock
IHAVE often used the method of spatchcock
as an alternative to roasting a chicken.
uk Barbecued Spatchcock
Lamb Serves: 4 to 6 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: Approximately 40 minutes plus marinating time Ingredients: 1 lean boned ' lamb leg joint 5 sprigs fresh rosemary 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 150ml/-pint white wine Salt and freshly milled black pepper Method: Take a lean boned lamb leg joint or use a boned and rolled shoulder joint, remove the string and lay flat.