Orange Roast Chicken


Orange Roast Chicken

The sweetness of the orange combines well with the heat from the red pepper flakes for great flavor.  This is just so simple to prepare and you could do this with any citrus not just oranges.

Ingredients:

1 Whole chicken

1 Orange

2 Pinches of red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Loosen the skin from the breast of the chicken.  Cut two slices from the middle of the orange and slide one under the skin of each breast.  Squeeze the juice from the orange over the chicken.  Put the squeezed orange inside the cavity of the chicken.  Season the inside and outside of the chicken with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle 1 pinch of red pepper flakes over the breast of the chicken and the other pinch goes into the cavity of the chicken.  Roast in a 350 oven for 60-70 minutes or until your oven thermometer shows you have reached the correct temperature.  Let the chicken rest before carving.

Roasted Yams


Roasted Yams

Yams are the reddish looking sweet potato that has this marvelous caramelization when roasted in the oven.  I peal my yam before cooking to get this caramelization and to make sure I get every bit.  When yams get cooked in the oven whole a lot is wasted in the serving process.

Ingredients:

1 Large yam

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Peel the yam and cut it into ½ pieces.  Coat the yams with the olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.  Place in a baking dish and place in a 350 oven and cook for 60 minutes.  Half way through turn the yams in the baking dish.  When the yams are soft and browned they are done.

Salsa


Salsa

I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa and the fact that you can control the heat.  I made two last night to go with the Chicken Burritos, one mild and one with a little heat.  My Serrano pepper plant was bare so I had to use jalapeno for the heat. The hot salsa is green and the mild salsa is red.

Ingredients:

2 Roma tomatoes seeded

2 Garlic cloves

¼ Jalapeno

Salt and pepper

Cilantro

Lemon juice

For the heat add

2 Hot chili peppers

Red pepper flakes

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the salsa is at the constancy you want.