roast potato

Cooking corn in another way

Cooking corn inside a chook is a new one for me

Cooking corn isn’t difficult, especially if it’s fresh. I posted about cooking a cob in aluminium foil some weeks ago.

Tonight, I tried cooking corn in another way and using a similar concept. This time instead of keeping the husk on and wrapping it in foil, I inserted the corn into a chicken’s main body cavity and protected the exposed portion with some aluminium foil.

I also made a video of how I prepared the chicken and the sweet corn. I apologise if you interpret the video of being suggestive of anything but cooking.

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Preparing tonight’s dinner

The last two days have seen maximum temperatures in Canberra hit 41 °C. Today it cooled down to 32 °C and this afternoon it cooled right down to 18 °C. It’s ridiculous weather.

I was worried having the oven on may make my living area too hot. It turns out, I needed the oven on to keep warm.

Roast chicken with a cob of corn and a duck fat roasted potato Cooking corn Gary Lum
Roast chicken with a cob of corn and a duck fat roasted potato [click on the photo for a better view]

What you will need to put this meal for one together

  • a whole chicken
  • 1 cob of corn
  • one handful of olive oil
  • a small nob of butter
  • 1 potato
  • a small bunch of broccoli
  • Chilli flakes—dried
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked pepper
  • Paprika

How to put all this together

  1. Cook the potato like I’ve done before with duck fat, I also laid some stale bread on the bottom of the baking tray to absorb the chicken juices
  2. Prepare the chicken by getting it to room temperature and putting it in a baking tray
  3. Pat the chicken dry
  4. Apply some olive oil and rub it into the skin and to the outside of the cob of corn
  5. Insert some tarragon and thyme into the body cavity
  6. Follow this with the cob of corn
  7. Dress the exposed corn with some aluminium foil
  8. Cook in an oven at 180 °C for 90 minutes
  9. Allow the chicken to rest for 30 minutes
  10. Plate up with some broccoli

How did it taste?

The corn was well cooked and juicy. The chicken was moist and tender. I have enough leftover for lunch at work.

Roast chicken Maryland with roast corn and potato with broccoli https://youtu.be/TvFABegDKMc cooking corn Gary Lum
Roast chicken Maryland with roast corn and potato with broccoli https://youtu.be/TvFABegDKMc [click on the photo for a better view]

Final thoughts

I think it’s easier to cook corn in its husk in aluminium foil. There is no real need to cook a whole chook all the time. I prefer to cook chicken pieces.

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Quick cheesy noodles recipe

Happy hump day! I wasn’t sure what I was going to cook but I knew I had to finish off the leftover roast beef and potato from the weekend. As I was driving home and listening to Trevor Long’s Your Tech Life podcast and it came to me. Cheesy noodles. I haven’t made cheesy noodles for ages.

Cheesy noodles with beef and potato
Cheesy noodles with beef and potato
Quick cheesy noodles recipe
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Cook time:
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Serves: 1
Meal for one
Ingredients
  • Leftover roast beef and potato
  • Maggi® 2 minute noodles
  • Parsley
  • Red chili
  • Pouring cream
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Butter
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Tasty Coon cheese
Instructions
  1. Finely dice about 100 g of leftover roast beef
  2. Finely dice a leftover roast potato
  3. Pour two cups of boiling water over the raw noodles and after 2 minutes add the meat and potato and mix slowly
  4. Grate about 100 g of tasty Coon cheese and add to the mixture
  5. Melt some butter in some grapeseed oil in a hot frying pan
  6. Add the noodles, meat, potato and cheese to the drying pan and allow to get a little sticky
  7. Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce and pouring cream
  8. Add the parsley
  9. Cook until it’s the way you like it. I like it to get a little sticky so it has some crunch
  10. Plate up and garnish with red chili pepper
  11. Shoot a photograph
  12. Inhale the meal while watching MKR because I was so hungry and it tasted so good
  13. Wash the dishes
  14. Write recipe
  15. Blog (verb)
 

 

Grated tasty Coon cheese
Grated tasty Coon cheese
Finely diced leftover roast beef and potato
Finely diced leftover roast beef and potato
Maggi® 2 minute noodles
Maggi® 2 minute noodles
Cheesy noodles with beef and potato
Cheesy noodles with beef and potato
Cheesy noodles with beef and potato
Cheesy noodles with beef and potato

Do you like cheesy noodles? What do you add to your cheesy noodles?

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