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Roasted Garlic and Peppers Poussin Recipe

Roasted Garlic and Peppers Poussin


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Roasted Garlic and Peppers Poussin uses half a poussin per person. A poussin is a small, immature chicken, sometimes called a spring chicken, and weighing only about 1lb (450g). Because the bird is only a few weeks old, the flavour has not fully developed and there is much less flesh than on a normal chicken, but one bird is perfect for two people.

      Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients for Roasted Garlic and Peppers Poussin

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to serve 4:
4 tablespoons
olive oil
2 tablespoons
4 cloves
garlic (peeled and squashed)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons
olive oil
2 - 3
red peppers
4 oz
Kalamata olives
12 tablespoons
olive oil
4 tablespoons
lemon juice
2 cloves
15 - 20
fresh basil leaves


How to Cook Roasted Garlic and Peppers Poussin

  1. Preheat the oven to Mk 4 - 350ºF - 180ºC. Heat the olive oil and butter in an ovenproof dish. Cut the poussins in two so you have four halves. Add the poussin and squashed garlic to the pan. Fry the poussin halves for 6-7 minutes, turning frequently, or until golden-brown all over. Season well with salt and freshly ground pepper then transfer them to the oven to roast for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through (discard the garlic).
  2. Meanwhile, deseed and chop the peppers. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan (skillet) and add the peppers and olives. Fry gently for 8-10 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  3. For the sauce, peel and finely chop the garlic. Gently heat the oil, lemon juice and garlic in a small pan until warmed through. Remove from the heat, tear each basil leaf into three or four pieces and stir into the sauce. To serve, place the poussin and peppers onto a serving plate and drizzle the sauce over the top.

If the peppers aren't enough, cook a few parsnips to go with them. The sweetness of the pepper is echoed with the sweetness of the parsnip.
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