- Portion size 1 serving
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007
- 1 cup strong coffee
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup chocolate ice cream
- 1/4 cup chocolate milk
- 1 pinch cinnamon
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Crispy herb-flecked skin? Check. Tender juicy meat? Check. Rich full-bodied gravy? It's got that, too. Our foolproof take on the classic Sunday supper is so good — and so easy — you might be tempted to make it on weeknights.
Garlic Butter: In small bowl, stir together butter, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Roast Chicken: Sprinkle cavity of chicken with salt and pepper; fill with onion, thyme and rosemary. Rub chicken all over with Garlic Butter. Place, breast side up, on greased rack in roasting pan.
Roast in 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 minutes; baste and continue to roast, basting occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 185°F (85°C), about 30 more minutes. Discard contents of cavity. Using tongs, tip chicken to pour juices into pan. Remove chicken to platter; cover loosely with foil. Let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
Gravy: Meanwhile, tilt pan so juices collect at 1 end. Skim fat from surface, reserving 1 tbsp. In small bowl, stir together butter, flour and reserved fat; set aside. Place pan over medium heat; whisk in wine. Cook, whisking and scraping up browned bits, until reduced by half, about 1 minute.
Whisk in broth; bring to boil. Gradually whisk in butter mixture, 2 tsp at a time, until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; stir in pepper. If necessary, stir in enough boiling water to loosen and yield 1 cup gravy. Serve with chicken.
Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls With Cider Dijon Sauce | Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Maya Visnyei
Think of this as a traditional boiled cabbage dinner wrapped in neat little parcels and bathed in a tangy, sweet sauce. To save prep time, pick up a chunk of corned beef at the deli.
Cider Dijon Sauce: In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and apple, stirring occasionally, until tender and light golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in cider, broth, molasses and Dijon mustard; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Let cool slightly. In blender, purée sauce until smooth.
Return sauce to pan; bring to boil. Whisk in grainy mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk cornstarch with 3 tbsp water; whisk into sauce. Bring to boil; cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.)
Cabbage Rolls: In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook carrots and potatoes until fork-tender, 15 to 18 minutes; drain well.
In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; cook garlic and red onion, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle in thyme, caraway seeds, salt and pepper. Turn off heat; return carrots and potatoes to pan. Mash until smooth; stir in milk. Fold in corned beef. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)
Working in batches, in saucepan of boiling water, cook cabbage leaves until slightly softened; rinse to cool. Using knife, cut triangle from bottom of each cabbage leaf to remove thick white portion. Divide potato filling among leaves. Tuck in sides and roll up.
Assembly: Spoon one-third of the Cider Dijon Sauce over bottom of 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish. Place cabbage rolls, seam side down, on top of sauce. Spoon 1 cup of the sauce over cabbage rolls. Cover with parchment paper; seal pan with foil. Bake in 350°F oven until filling is warm and sauce is bubbly, 45 to 55 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce.
Makes 18 to 20 rolls.
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