Friday, November 2, 2007

Ode to Alliums

Having been a botanist in an earlier life, I love knowing the taxonomy of plants, and the allium family is a favorite. So, when I delved into the crisper drawer in the fridge, looking for something different to flavor my Sunday night chicken, I found three members of that genus and decided to add them all.

Genius.

I put the chicken in the roasting pan and added chunks of onion, cloves of garlic and whole shallots all the way around, dropping in some small red potatoes and drizzling the whole thing with olive oil and a generous shake of good old Mrs. Dash (My Beloved adores this woman). Into the oven for an hour at 350 degrees and it came out glistening and redolent of those savory alliums, which I spooned over the chicken pieces.
I would cheerfully eat rocks if they were flavored with members of the allium family; luckily, I didn't have to as the chicken was rockin' on its own!

8 Comments:

Blogger Mouse said...

Oh me too! I love the Alliums too. Ad aren't they supposed to be good for the heart and blood if not for the love-life?

Thursday, November 01, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Mouse, oooooooh, I do hope so! :-)

Friday, November 02, 2007  
Blogger Dagny said...

Love, love, LOVE the Alliums. I don't think there's a bad one in the bunch.

Friday, November 02, 2007  
Anonymous Mrs. L said...

Another Allium fan. Dish sounds yummy!

Friday, November 02, 2007  
Blogger BuzzB said...

Zoomie,

let us not over look that Mrs Dash was adorning a Rocky Chicken!

MB

Friday, November 02, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Dagny, glad you're a co-fan!

Mrs. L, thanks! It was, indeed!

BuzzB, yes, those range chickens really are the best!

Friday, November 02, 2007  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Cranky was drooling over a Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic recipe in the Chronicle this week.
Yours kick ass!
(Botanist? Wow.)

Friday, November 02, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, I'll have to look up that recipe - sounds great! Yes, botanist, general dogsbody at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, florist, dorm mother - you name it, I've been it! :-)

Friday, November 02, 2007  

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