Saturday, May 29, 2010

Roasted Lemon and Garlic Bird ~ by D'Lynn

I have no pictures, cause I forgotted....Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Buy a *Bird. I usually get Foster Farms 5-6lb cause they aren't injected with salt water like their Arkansas cuzins....

Wash the *Bird with a clean cool water, pat it dry with a paper towel, and make sure you take the gizzards and pieces out of the inside. I usually cut some of the fat off it also.

Rub EVOO on the outside of the *Bird. Salt and pepper, and season with Garlic, Thyme, parsley, etc, the inside and outside heavily.

Cut a whole GARLIC bulb in half and a medium sized lemon in half. Shove all sections inside the *Bird.

Prepare WHITE or YUKON GOLD POTATOES. I prefer these over Russet because they don't disintegrate once they're cooked. Cut into quarters.
Quarter a bulb of ANISE.
Quarter a LEMON.
Add any other carrots, celery, etc....whatever veggies that you like roasted...Drizzle with EVOO and season with salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, etc....The garlic and lemon become very sweet thru the roasting process.

Put the *Bird in a roasting pan, dump veggies around the outside of it.

Roast for 1 hour with the *Bird uncovered or until it is browned nicely. Then cover the *Bird with foil and bake an additional 30 minutes.

*Bird is commonly known as a Chicken, but for Kelsey and Molly's benefit, we don't use that word!


  1. Awwwww. Thanks for being so nice to Kelsey and me :)

  2. This sounds amazing! I'm making it! But what the heck is anise?