A man-pleasing dinner
Tonight I was feeding four men so I pulled out a recipe that never fails to please. I have learned over the years that in addition to short skirts and long hair on women, men love meat.
Next I made a paste of the juice of half a lemon, about 2 T. of dried oregano, 2 T. smoked Spanish paprika, crushed fresh garlic, 2 T. kosher salt, 2 T. olive oil. I flattened the chicken halves out and placed them over the potatoes in the pan. Then I spread the paste all over the outside of the chicken and placed it in a preheated 450 degree oven. This took about 1 hour to cook and it was delicious, especially the garlicky, lemony drippings.
Notes: Smoked Spanish paprika is available from Adriana’s Caravan, either on the internet or the Grand Central Station shop. And when you’re shopping for lemons, in addition to looking for those that are heavy for their size, look for lemons that are round in shape, rather than oval or oblong; they will tend to have far fewer seeds.