Take a bite of my heart tonight.

I don’t really listen to this band much, but I absolutely adore this song.

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Lemon & Herb Roast Chicken Recipe

Lemon & Herb Roast Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

Herb Butter:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped sage leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 (5-pound) roasting chicken, rinsed, dried and giblets removed
2 lemon slices
1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
1 sprig fresh sage, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

Directions:

For the herb butter:
In a small bowl, add the butter, chopped thyme, rosemary, and sage. Season with salt and pepper and mix together with a wooden spoon. Reserve.

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Season the cavity of the chicken with salt and pepper, add lemon slices, thyme, rosemary, sage and garlic cloves.

Using your hands, gently separate the skin from the meat of the breast. Evenly spread the herb butter on the meat underneath the skin. Take the remaining butter and gently rub the skin. Wash hands and season the skin with salt and pepper. Tie drumsticks together using twine. Place the chicken on the pan

Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and roast until the skin is golden brown and crisp, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the thighs have reached 165 degrees F.

Remove the chicken from the oven. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest.

Cut the twine from the drumsticks and carve.

Porchetta

Porchetta

Porchetta is a savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. The body of the pig is gutted, deboned, arranged carefully with layers of stuffing, meat, fat, and skin, then rolled, spitted, and roasted, traditionally over wood. Porchetta is usually heavily salted in addition to being stuffed with garlic, rosemary, fennel, or other herbs, often wild.

Doesn’t it just make your mouth water?

I’ve always wanted to try it but unfortunately there is a serious dearth of Italian restaurants in India. The only time I found it on a menu was at this lovely rooftop restaurant in Pondicherry run by a sweet old Italian man. He had been running that restaurant for almost 18 years. I was so excited to try but alas, it had to be made well in advance and I had to leave the next day. Rest assured, I’ll be back. Meanwhile, look at this picture I got off google images and drool!

Prologue

At the encouragement of several friends, I’ve decided to begin a public blog.

For those who know me, I’m Simran the laid back chick who’s always daydreaming and has a crazy imagination. If you just happened to stumble upon this site, then hi, I’m Simran, a girl trying to make the most out of her life.

As of now, I’m passionate about 2 things:

Food & music.

I’m constantly on the search for new recipes and bands/artists, and I’ve decided to share them with you’ll.

Enjoy!