Whenever we traveled to Europe one of the first things we looked for were the
It was fun looking for food items for a picnic or for munching in our room.
Almost all the larger markets have the trucks with rotisserie chicken and
always had crowds around them. The chickens looked so delicious but
not something that we could purchase and have in the rental car while we were
sightseeing. This photo was taken in Brugge, Belgium.
I could not find a 3 lb. chicken but ended up with a 5+lb. that did not fit in my pan.
I spatchcocked the bird as per instructions, and then used half.
The ingredients for the marinade were interesting. Olive oil, lemon
juice, soy sauce, honey, mustard, and harissa which I was able to find at
Unfortunately when I was browning the skin side I think I went a little too
far. Blackened chicken was the result. Thank goodness Jim loves his
The end result was a tender, juicy chicken that was so delicious.
As a matter of fact, Jim said he would love to see me make this again.
We recently celebrated Jim’s 85th birthday with a dinner at home. Since
Tricia and her family were with us, I decided to add to the dessert table a
make up recipe.
I prepared David’s Salted butter caramel-chocolate mousse. All of the
taste testers enjoyed it. I served it with cannoli chips on the side.