This weekend was Mother Higham’s Birthday. I shan’t disclose the precious digits, but whilst it wasn’t a “special” landmark, I still wanted to do something nice for her because she does such a lot for Matt & I.
Between us, we quickly decided the best thing we could do would be to cook everyone a meal. At first we were thinking something like a picnic, or tapas but I didn’t fancy being stuck in the kitchen making so many different attributes.
On the hunt for something simple, but occasion worthy, I stumbled upon Gordon Ramsey’s stuffed roast chicken. A paprika roasted bird, stuffed with a Mediterranean inspired concoction of sun-dried tomatoes, chorizo and cannellini beans.
I apologise now, for the photos that follow. I didn’t want to keep a full table waiting whilst I took photos to show you guys, so I took a quick snap and served it up. Giggles were had as I did my best Ramsey impressions.
“Two juicy birds. Done”
Not even my best photos would do this meal justice though. I laid the moist, spicy chicken on a bed of the softened rich stuffing, served with green beans, garlic roasted new potatoes and just a drizzle of the lemony gravy. One happy, full family.
Rather than include the full recipe here, I’ll point you to his ebook if you fancy making it yourself. It comes highly recommended.
The recipe it’s self will be very easy to prepare for most, I wasn’t in my best state so Matt played sous-chef and helped with pretty much everything. In fact, I’m not sure what I actually managed to do on my own other than direct. One of those days.
Tomorrow I’ll follow this up with the dessert I made; maple caramelised peaches in a filo parcel, then I promise to get back to half decent photos for you all.