Monday, July 23, 2007

"sun"day dinner

chicken dinner

sorry. cheap pun. couldn't resist.

weekend before last, i tried out the solar oven on a "traditional" sunday chicken dinner. i prepared the chicken and put it in the roasting pan, stuffing the cavity with a quartered onion, a few cloves of garlic, some sage leaves and a sprig of rosemary and simply salting and peppering the outside. by the way, this is a koshered chicken, is there any other kind?

ready to go in the oven

after about three and a half hours in the solar oven, this is what it looked like...

just out of the oven

check out all those lovely juices in the pan, soon to become gravy!

and, look ma, no salmonella!

look ma, no salmonella!

i also cooked some potatoes in the other pan (about two hours). just before serving, i quartered the chicken and seared skin side down in a hot pan, then i made some gravy in the pan to go over the potatoes and plated everything up. alas, the vegetables you see on the plate were stir fried not sun cooked.

solar cooked chicken dinner

2 comments:

mooncrazy said...

I am impressed. How creative you are with that. Just think of the carbon that could be saved if a few more people did this once a week.

Did the potatoes steam or roast?

maltese parakeet said...

steamed, just with their own natural moisture.