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I have been cooking my way through life for over 50 years, beginning with mud pies as a child. I've turned a corner now and feel a Renaissance in my life. Recipes and Random Thoughts is my personal spin in a blog about how to prepare good food and how it prepares you for life. I want to share with you, honest to goodness food punctuated with perspective from the special memories and moments that have marked my journey.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rotisserie Revelation

It was an "Ah Ha" moment.  A dust covered box on a high shelf in my garage for 15 years ignored and forgotten until I was watched Steven Raichlen's Primal Grill about rotisserie.  His technique caught my attenion so I wandered out to the garage and looked up at the words Weber Rotisserie barely visible under the dust.  I got the step ladder and with a bit of effort and lots of dust, dirt and cob webs all over me, I pulled it down.  Inside the box, it was all in plastic and ready to go.  I plugged it in and the motor worked. I've been trying to resist any new cooking gadgets, I've got my share, but this was already in my possession, just undiscovered.  Rostisserie always seemed a bit too passe' or dangerous - like the fried turkey thing.

Now I admit to buying a rotisserie kitchen at the store in a pinch but this was a new food experiment I couldn't resist.  I'm all about DIY in the kitchen so I took my new toy to the patio.  I'd caught the $1.99/lb whole chicken sale and the rest is history.  I rotated those chickens for a week getting the technique and temp down.  Not easy when you've just got a basic Weber and a bag of charcoal but the result was extra special really, really great chicken.   Rostisserie chicken went over well for my Dad's 92nd birthday and dinner for a friend with a newborn.  I've got several favorite ways of roasting a chicken, but this may be the best yet.  I'm looking for more ways to use my latest cooking passion.

Most grills have a rotisserie device now as a extra.  I highly recommend it for tender, juicey and favorful meats.

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