I made this for our Christmas Day dessert, it’s a recipe courtesy of Tom Kerridge.
As you would expect from Mr K the recipe was suitably complex and required quite a bit of prep but the final result was well worth the work.
A creamy, crunchy, alcohol laced, texturally delightful wonder!
Tom Kerridge made another appearance in my house over the weekend. OK, so it wasn’t actually Tom in the flesh, but his new recipie book did feature in my food adventures, to be specific, the Jerk Chicken.
It’s not the 1st time I’ve noshed on this spicy poultry but Toms tip of oven cooking with a steam element (from a water bath under the chicken) is NOT to be ignored! Honestly, I cooked the chicken pieces for 45 minutes. I thought to my self “this is going to be dryer than the Sahara itself” but to my surprise and delight, it was as moist as moist can be!
A simple dish with a fiery flourish…go for it. (Not sexy to eat though, unless sexy to you is carnivorous finger lickers)
Two days ago it was my 30th birthday and I was lucky enough to visit Tom Kerridge’s 2 Mitchillin star restaurant, The Hand and Flowers in Marlow.
For the starter I opted for the Duck liver parfait with orange chutney and toasted brioche and Gav went for the Salt bake swede and haggis tart with crispy lamb, chantilly de cherve and wiltshire truffle.
The duck was without a doubt the bast starter I have ever had! It was amazingly creamy with such a delicate taste, I could have eaten it all night and left amazingly satisfied.
I enjoyed the Essex lamb bun with sweet breads and salsa verde and Gav went for the Half beer roasted chicken with caramelized cauliflower, sweet garlic puree, oak gravy and a mushroom crunch.
We ordered chips also….big mistake, we had no room for chips!
To wash it all down we drank a bottle of Pheasants tears with was dry and unfiltered. It has a light amber, pink color and a deep smokey taste, I will certainly be looking for this to add to my stock.
A great night with a relaxed atmosphere.