Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Grilled Spring Chicken with Blood Orange and Rosemary Polka Perfect for Weddings!

I knew it was only a matter a time before Id set a video recipe to the Chicken Dance. This spring and summer, millions of inebriated people will be joyously flapping their elbows, and bobbing their heads, to this tune at weddings all over the county. I have no problem with them, theyre drunk, what do you expect? Its the sober ones that go out there to "get their Mick Jagger on," I wonder about. They really should know better! Thats right, Im talking to you Tom and Katie (see photo below).
Anyway, this video is a recipe for the game hen (aka Spring Chicken) I posted a picture of a few weeks ago. It was so delicious and beautiful I promised to film it the next time I made it, and I did. The key ingredient here is the erotic, exotic blood orange. Theyre Spanish in origin I believe, and add a wonderful sweet/tart flavor thats just perfect with the spicy chili sauce and aromatic rosemary.
I know what youre thinking, "this jerk just used another ingredient I cant buy where I live!" "So much for that $1,000 donation I was just about to send him…now Im sending it to Ralph Nader instead." Hey, I don’t blame you. Im sure its frustrating trying to find some of the stuff I use. Sometimes I even make up fake ingredients to mess with you. But, when it comes to the blood orange, there is a solution.

Some dude named Jeff, suggested in a comment on the Game Recognize Game Hen post, that blood orange juice could be simulated with regular orange and a splash of pomegranate juice. Brilliant! In fact, it may be even better. Give this a try, and enjoy!


2 game hens

2 tbsp olive oil

1 blood orange

1 tbsp Asian garlic chili sauce (hot)

1 tsp minced fresh rosemary

6 sprigs rosemary leaves

salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

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