I first shared this recipe final vacation season on YouTube and it was among the finest rated movies I did the final quarter of 2017. I assume I’m not alone in my dislike for Turkey, so many individuals opted to offer this Caribbean festive roasted hen a take a look at drive. As a child rising up on the islands I all the time regarded ahead to when sorrel was in season (often round Christmas time) as I’ve all the time been a fan of the juice produced from this hibiscus household of flowers. The pure stability of the citrus, sorrel and pomegranate is simply superior as a glaze on hen (and pork) as you’re about to study.
three lb hen
2 slices ginger
1 mandarin / clementine (lower in half)
four cloves garlic (smashed)
10 sprigs thyme
half of medium onion (lower in half)
1/four teaspoon black pepper
1/four teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 giant pomegranates (juice and seeds)
6 sorrel buds (aka dried hibiscus)
2 clementine / mandarin (juice)
2 tablespoon honey
1 half of tablespoon golden brown sugar
three/four cup water
half of teaspoon salt
three slices ginger
Vital! If doing this recipe gluten free, please undergo all the record of substances to ensure they meet along with your particular gluten free dietary wants.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Because it involves temperature, stuff the clear hen with the ginger, clementine, garlic, thyme and onion. I used a forged iron pan (skillet) as I discover I get a greater ‘browned’ hen, because the sides are very low. Drizzle on the olive oil on the pan to forestall sticking, place the hen on the roasting pan and sprinkle on the salt and black pepper over it. For those who needed so as to add salt and black pepper within the cavity of the hen you’ can even accomplish that.
Into the 400 F oven on the middle rack. Because the hen roast within the oven, we are able to go forward and make the pomegranate sorrel glaze to make use of in an hour or so. In a saucepan place the pomegranate, mandarin, ginger, honey, salt, water, sorrel and sugar. Onto a med/excessive flame and produce to a boil. Because it involves a boil, scale back to a delicate simmer and scale back by 2/three or so. It could take between 20-30 minutes.
After about 20 minutes within the oven I took the hen out and basted it with the drippings which gathered within the skillet. Again within the oven on the center rack. Notice that I didn’t cowl the hen with foil.
Relying on the scale of the hen, it can take between 1 hr and 75 minutes to completely cook dinner. At this level take away it from the oven and baste on the glaze we made and again into the oven. It stayed for about 5-7 minutes, earlier than I did it once more.. three occasions in whole. At first I spooned on the glaze, then I discovered brush was higher fitted to this.
As you’ve seen within the picture above, together with among the pomegranate seeds makes for wonderful presentation and the beautiful burst of juice is superior when consuming the hen itself. I forgot to say that yow will discover sorrel in it’s dried type (my new fav) all yr lengthy and I’ve even seen it being bought on Amazon as properly.
I encourage you to offer this recipe a attempt because it’s a good way so as to add some extra taste to boring oven roasted hen.
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