More Moorish

In August 2015, I published a post about chicken marylands that we had marinated with Moroccan flavours and then roasted in our Weber Q. Last week, we prepared another batch of the marinade and applied it to a small chicken, known variously as poussin or spatchcock.

On this occasion, we also baked a medley of root vegetables: sweet potato, peeled, cut into chinks and par-boiled for 3 minutes; baby beetroot, boiled whole until just becoming tender at the surface, then peeled and cut into chunks; and some leftover pieces of kipfler potato, which had been boiled, drained and tossed with salt, pepper, olive oil, parsley and spring (green) onion to make a warm salad the previous evening.

Moorish poussin 1   Moorish poussin 2

Moorish poussin 3

The end result was superior to what we had achieved using the marylands, for two reasons: the garlic was fresh and grown locally; and the meat was sweeter. The vegetable medley was a delicious mixture of sweet and savoury and a spinach and walnut salad completed the dish.

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About rmgtravelsandfood

Maggie and I are both in our early 60s and live in Melbourne, Australia. This blog is devoted to our shared passions for travel and fine dining at home. As cooks, we are skilful and adventurous within a framework of mainly traditional ingredients and techniques, and we aim to prepare nutritious food that looks good and tastes delicious. Our evolving repertoire is influenced by both our travels and Melbourne's vibrant food culture. While we are young enough, our priority travel destinations are overseas, although we do spend a few weekends each year exploring south-eastern Australia. As travellers, we are most comfortable with a combination of organised and independent touring. Our first overseas journey together was to Italy in the northern autumn of 2008. We later travelled in France (2009), Spain (2011), Singapore and Cambodia (2012/13). All trips from 2014 onwards are documented in this blog.
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