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Good morning. I used to be out in Brooklyn the opposite morning, cooking hen on a bunch of charcoal grills that my colleagues at The Sweethome are testing for a coming information to the most effective ones obtainable. (Watch this area!) The solar was pounding down, the smoke was copious and not likely drifting up a lot as filling the backyard through which we had been working, and all of our eyes had been stinging and we had been ingesting chilly iced tea and it was actually superb: the primary style of summer season 2017.
You would possibly attempt that for dinner tonight. No recipe. Simply hen elements roasted over coals in a brazier (or below the broiler in your oven when you should), painted for the final 15 minutes or so with a barbecue sauce product of practically a cup of ketchup, one thing lower than a cup of cider vinegar, a handful of brown sugar and a very good dusting of smoked paprika when you have it, plain paprika when you don’t, cooked down in a small pot with salt and pepper to style.
Perhaps put some cumin in there? Perhaps some crimson pepper flakes or scorching sauce? “That is your world,” Bob Ross used to say. Make it as you want. Soundtrack: Burning Spear, “Marcus Garvey.” Play loud.
Serve the hen with a easy slaw and a few potato bread to mop up the surplus sauce and to maintain your fingers clear. Eat exterior when you can. In the midst of the week, such a dinner could be revelatory. It will probably alter your notion of the week and your house in…