We all know Christmas is about enjoying yourself, and that can include in the kitchen. How about being a bit spicy this Christmas?
Spice it up
The Southern Portuguese are famous for their Piri Piri chicken served simply with chips and a salad. A Portuguese Roast chicken with chillies looks incredible (and are you brave enough to get your BBQ out?) and I can almost smell those sweet peppers charring as I type… This would make a beautiful, bright centrepiece for your festive table.
Gordon Ramsay adds zing to his Roast Chicken by adding paprika and chorizo – again, this is a really celebratory-feeling dish.
And don’t assume that younger or older diners won’t go for the new and spicy flavours. A friend of mine’s octogenarian Gran always preferred her chicken roasted with Thai flavours!
However you choose to cook your Cornish chicken this Christmas, I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know how you served your chicken, and send me your recipe ideas and tips – we’re always on the look-out for different festive suggestions!