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Roast Chicken Vesuvio

Maggiao's Little Italy Recipe

Ingredients and Preparation: 
Cut in half 5 pieces of Roasted Chicken.  You should end up with 4 pieces of white meat and 6 pieces of dark meat. Heat the skin on the 9 pieces on a griddle to make crisp. Heat and brown on the griddle 10 Vesuvio Potatoes (see recipe below) and 2 portions of Peppers/Onions (see recipe below).  Add 8 oz. of the Appetizer Broth (see recipe below) and 1 oz. Lemon Butter (see recipe below) Heat 1/3 cup Peas in a pasta cooker and rain well. Stack chicken neatly on a platter with white meat on top.  Pour sauce with peppers and onions over chicken.  Arrange potatoes on and around chicken. Pour peas evenly over chicken. Garnish with lemon half.

LEMON BUTTER (1 quart)
1 lb. Unsalted Butter
1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation: Place butter in a mixer.  Mix on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes until butter is light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the lemon juice and salt and pepper until thoroughly incorporated.

Rough chop Garlic Cloves. Place the garlic cloves on a sheet tray in an even layer. Coat the garlic cloves with oil. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Stir the garlic occasionally to evening brown the cloves.  Cook for approximately 25 minutes. Once the garlic is nicely caramelized remove from oven and let cool.

Preparation for 4 potatoes: Portion the potatoes on a half sheet pan into a 450 degree oven for about 8 minutes until brown and crispy. Separate the potatoes in a pan.

1 oz. appetizer broth
1/4 teaspoon fried rosemary
1/4 tablespoon chopped basil
touch of parsley
touch of salt and pepper
1/4 oz. lemon butter
Pour sauce into the bottom of a bowl.  Place potatoes neatly into the bowl. Stack perpendicular with length of the bowl. Garnish with 1/2 lemon.

Ingredients and Preparation: Heat 3 sausage links in a broiler. Heat 2 portions pepper and onions on a griddle.  Add salt and pepper as needed. Pour 2 oz. Appetizer Broth (recipe below) on the bottom of the plate. Place sausage on plate and peppers and onions over the sausage. Garnish with 1/2 oz. shaved Parmesan Cheese and 1 tbs. Parsley

Appetizer Broth (1 quart)
1/2 tablespoons  canola oil
2 tablespoons garlic puree
1 teaspoon dry oregano
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup white wine
2 tablespoons chicken base
2/3 quart chicken stock
part of a bay leaf
touch of frozen thyme
1/2 tablespoon mix of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation: Sweat garlic puree and oregano in house oil. Add flour to form roux. Add wine and bring to a boil.  Reduce by half. Add chicken base, chicken stock, lemon juice, bay leaf, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes skimming any fat that rises.  Do not strain.

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