Thursday, May 29, 2008

Special Guest Chef!

I spent all day in the woodshop building crates for a couple of pieces destined for Chicago, so my lovely wife obligingly made a perfect dinner for us. It was pretty incredibly great to have dinner ready when I came down from showering. Honestly, I have to say that she roasts a better chicken than I do; she does the thing where she stuffs garlic and herbs under the skin- as well as in the cavity- so the flavors suffuse the whole bird. (I usually do the thing where I don't.)

With brown rice and steamed broccoli, plus her version of green mash (which is much heavier on the lemon than mine) and some gravy which I whipped up at the last minute, this was pretty much as good as home cooking gets. The mash takes the other flavors to a magical place; the bitter-tangy-green just throws everything else into such sharp relief. There is nothing it doesn't make better. Run, don't walk, to buy a suribachi and some bitter green seeds.

4 comments:

cook eat FRET said...

few things are better then a well roasted chicken...

Brittany said...

I second Claudia's emotion. especilly when broccoli is present.

peter said...

...especially when somebody else makes it for you.

And yes, perfectly steamed broccoli is one of my favorite things right now.

Heather said...

I just bought a suribachi a week ago! I wish my husband cooked more often. :(